All Things As Gain
…what must I do…? As a young girl I had the opportunity to meet a Maya Angelou. I remember asking her a similar question as to what I should do about some aspect of my life. Her answer was a simple one – read. Although I smiled and said okay, deep within me I was both perplexed and disappointed with her answer. I was a good reader but hated the time it took to read! As far as I was concerned it was a chore, a necessary evil towards getting good grades. Looking back, I think my problem was that at the time I really didn’t know what it was I wanted out of life. Most things came fairly easy for me and I was looking for another easy thing to do. I underestimated life to the extent that I believed everything should be easy not realizing the time and effort necessary to reach certain goals. I certainly didn’t comprehend the concept of sometimes doing things you simply don’t like to do. A lesson I would learn in time, from the simple and mundane to the complex and intricate, I now consider all things as gain. Gracious God sometimes we hear but do not listen. Yet, you in your patience, mercy and love continue to speak and eventually we come to the place you always intended us to be.