Have you ever been afraid that you wouldn't accomplish your life's dream by the time you die? I read 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and all I could think of while reading it was, "If I race around to see all these places I won't have time to achieve my dream."
A few weeks ago I told Larry, "If I pass away before achieving my dream, please don't have a funeral." You think I'm kidding? I was dead serious, pardon the pun. I said it would be an embarrassment for him to have a celebration of my life and have to admit to everyone that I never reached what I set out to do.
At least two or three of my friends would probably show up and share a nice memory or two. Hopefully my kids would share more than the story about me substituting vanilla coffee creamer for milk in the recipe for homemade creamed corn two Thanksgivings ago. It was disgusting but I did it out of desperation since the stores were closed. I thought it would work since the recipe called for milk and vanilla. They still haven't let me live that down, and keep telling the story while laughing their butts off every time.
Larry tried to talk some sense into me about my dreams and dying. Sometimes I can receive it from my husband and sometimes it's more of a challenge. I am tempted to think he tells me things just trying to soothe me because I'm his wife and he hates it when I'm sad. Fortunately Mark Batterson and Paul Young brought teachings this past weekend that pretty much hit me square between the eyes.
And then today the verse for my bible reading plan was, "Yet I am confident I will see the LORD’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living." Psalm 27:13
Along with having to make adjustments in my own thinking, I am reminded, God is a good God. I see His goodness right now. I will keep seeing it all the days of my life, because I will look for it.
I hope you do too. Know this...God is good and He is always at work in your life.