Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Journey

Have you ever considered all the decisions that popped up throughout life bringing you to the place you are today?

The first major decision that steered me in the direction of where I am now was made not by me, but by my father when I was four years old. He decided I was to go live with my grandmother in a small town in Wisconsin, hundreds of miles from my birthplace.

Throughout the years I can see one decision after another directing me this way or that. I picture it as an ant climbing a tree deciding which limb to explore, which branch to exit on. Eventually the ant reaches the tip, possibly forty feet from the opposite side of the tree...and a view he will never experience.

Where would I be if not for the decisions made by me or someone else close to me? Or, of even more importance.....WHO would I be? So many people have influenced my life…helped me become who I am today. What if I had never met them?

I said before, “The first major decision”, but perhaps, maybe every decision we make is a MAJOR one.

Hmmm.......Just something to ponder.

"My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in my mother's womb, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." ~~ Psalm 139:15,16


Sharon said...

This was awesome Suzanne...Loved it.Thought provoking for sure.
Sharon :-)

Joe said...

Infitite possibilities exist, that much is sure. I prefer to think that wherever we are in life at a given moment is exactly where we are supposed to be.

sparrow's song said...

The Bible tells us that the footsteps of the righteous are ordained or directed by God. Consider Joseph whose brothers sold him into slavery. But Joseph said to them that though they meant it for evil, God meant it for good.

Interesting to ponder but I can't say as I would expend much energy in the 'what if'. There are no coincidences where a sovereign God is concerned.

Great thought provoking post.

I-am-me said...

Are we a product of our choices - or - is choice an illusion? -- the eternal debate?
Good post.

BLMOM said...

Great post Suzanne. Interesting the choice your father made was not one you could make for yourself but affected your life. I am always amazed at how our decisions/choices affect so many other lives besides our own. I love to read your blog - you are a beautiful writer and the photos you post are incredible!

SSC said...

I really found this to be profound. I never thought of it like that but I will say that I believe that God usually steers us to the path we are suppose to take.

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