It’s a good thing that I love roller coasters so much because the past few days, weeks, months, even this past year, has felt as if I’ve been standing in line for the craziest coaster ever built!
And the past few days it feels as if I’m getting closer and closer to getting on because it’s that sensation of hearing the screams of the passengers and hearing and feeling the rumble of the coaster cars as they go whizzing along the track; but I can’t see what the coaster looks like.
I only know that I want to stay and ride it, regardless of how scary it may sound, and regardless of how many people think I’m out of my mind for getting in line for a ride that I can’t even see, and won’t know the outcome until it’s over.
I don’t care!
Deep down, I have a sense that I’ll regret it if I don’t get on it because although I can’t see the coaster, the tracks and all it’s bends, dips, tall drops, and loops, I know by the time I get off the ride, I’ll be where God wants me to be; and having touched a few lives along the way, and they touching mine. The point is not only the ride, but trusting HIM through the journey of the line, for the journey is the unknown. Isn’t that what living for Jesus and being filled with the Holy Ghost, and walking by faith and not by sight are all about?
HE only allows us to see so far, and we have to continue trusting in HIM, for the rest of the road, and path, roller coaster track, that is not in the sight of the light.
And for someone like myself, by the time I get off, I’ll, probably, be looking and anticipating the next big coaster because I just can’t get enough of the rush. The power of God available to us, living for Jesus is the biggest, ultimate rush I have ever known! Do I get sick to my stomach and ask myself,
“What in the world was I thinking!?”
Of course! But I, also, know that is only the enemy, the devil, trying to plant fear in me, in order to make me decide to get out of the line. But I’m an adrenaline junky and I love having fun!
I mean, really; what could be more fun than trusting your life to someone who loves you; who can put you in situations that seem, almost, catastrophic, only to find that HE had planned for your protection and safety IN ADVANCE?! Your best made plans can’t even do that, I don’t care who you are!