Wednesday, March 10, 2010

THE List!

Over a glass of sweet tea with a hint of banana flavor....don't ask, it's not intentional...I remembered something. My students and I were studying Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," and naturally our conversation ventured on decisions. If you'll stay around..I promise to get to the point soon. So, I took this awesome opportunity to climb atop one of my many soapboxes on life. One of the points I made was when we go about life with no definite plans, we aren't very well prepared for what happens.

Now, some could argue that even the best made plans are sometimes futile, but hear me out. What I mean is this....when we don't know where we're going, we don't know what we will get, and we have even less control over the outcome. (Really, I have a point...)

>>Fast forward to this evening. While sipping that banana sweet tea...YUCK, I wondered where my very first list of requirements was for my future husband. I made this list at the tender age of 13 I believe, and can I tell you how spiritually deep I was then (insert sarcastic eye roll)?! He had to have the looks of Will Smith (it was the 90s), make a ton of money, and be at least 6 feet tall, with an athletic build. Oh yeah, and by this stage in my life, according to the list, I would have been on baby #2, (why because I would have been married for almost 5 years of course)!!! I can't tell you how hard I laughed at this. Mostly the other godly characteristics doesn't mind playing Uno, fills my car with gas, and likes Taco Bell as much as I do (#3 combo back then I believe)....seriously...!

(Rounding the corner of She has a point and On with it already) So, what does this hodge podge of info mean? Well, that list led to a couple more lists. I've never been one to not know what I wanted, so naturally, this area of my life would be no different. I fully believe that it is because of this list, (and my relationship with God, my parents, etc) that I haven't taken/dealt with/experienced a ton of heartbreak over broken relationships. Sometimes there are drawbacks to the list, especially when no deviations are allowed, and when there are imposters who look like they are the list, but in Habakkuk 2:2, we are told to "write the vision, and make it plain...."God is a very on purpose god, and I feel that we should operate in that same spirit.

When considering spending your life with someone, don't you think it's important to give thought to what you really want? I mean, my grocery list is extensive...separated by the sections of the store....the future love of my life is worth at least that!

I'm sure I've bored most of you, but if you're still here, and you're not married, think about what you'd like....and by the way....since I've grown, and truly embraced the "It's Not About Me," want to know what's on my list???? Are you ready?

1. A man after God's own heart...

Yep...that's it. Nothing more, nothing less, because that is really all you need, but you know what..??? I'll still take a game of Uno, and not having to go to the gas station any day!

Later AB says...holla koala!


The Ross' said...

okay! love the new layout and all the room. the header/scripture looks great too. where did you find the template/layout. how did you do this?