Saturday, August 6, 2011

All I Ever Wanted

We interrupt this long time having not written in my blog to let you know that I am going to be more regular though nothing really regular until after Disneyland which is this week. 
I have just been thinking about a lot of different things and so I am going to try and catch up and maybe even get ahead if I can.
I am also not one to promote non-church issued churchish movies as they are more often than not wildly inaccurate at best, but if you are watching them for cinematic enjoyment then sure. 
In The Prince of Egypt, Moses sings a song about all he ever wanted in life. He has found out that he is not a Prince of Egypt, some of the lines are; All I've ever known, All I ever wanted, Now I am home, A son of the proud history that's shown Etched on ev'ry wall Surely this is all I ever wanted All I ever wanted All I ever wanted.
He then forsakes Egypt and becomes Moses, the Prophet.
I find that more often than not we don't really know what we want until we find it. All we have ever known is that thing which we want. 
There are certain things that I want from life. There are certain things that I know are things that the Lord wants from me. Outside of those two considerations I am looking for the rest and building what I want from the things that I find in life and from what my updated knowledge brings me. 
Some things that are all we ever wanted we realize are foolish and childish. We then become the fool if we hang on to them and pass up the great blessings that the Lord has in store for us, because it is not what we have always wanted. It is different. But as the Lord presents us with more information I believe that He expects us to update our desires and see if we are willing to submit to His will and timing for our lives. 
So maybe once you decide what you want you should recognize that it may only be all you've ever wanted because it's been all you've ever known.

1 comment:

  1. I love that last line. It's implications are so powerful and profound.