What in your life would you change if you could?

What would you change?Your age? Your retirement plan?  Your job? What is it, that if you could do it all over again, you re-do?

Right now, I am looking back on a lot of different events in my life that have brought me to the point I am today. Would I change any of them?  Sure! BUT would I be the person I am today – where I am today and would any of it be “better”?

I really and honestly don’t believe so.  I believe that there is a plan for our lives, and that He brings us exactly where and how He decides. Has it always been pleasant? – Heck no! But without my children I would never know my grandchildren.  Without a babysitter quitting on me at night and having to find daycare before morning would I ever have been in the right place to find my church home at Pleasantview here in Phoenix through their private Christian K4-8th grade school more than 20 years ago? I doubt it.

Every path we go down has a benefit or a consequence…I think that every path I’ve gone down has had a benefit (although some would say consequence) and now, with new paths in front of me again, I just pray for the guidance to choose the one that will bring benefit to everyone I know…because we are NOT in this alone – We are all touched every day by the people all around us.

Without recent financial situations, would I have been open to the suggestion of starting my own home-based business?  Probably not – but it has been a ball and continues to open my eyes to the wonderful possibilities that lay before me with a future that is wide open!  And the people I am meeting, like the award-winning author, Marcia Fine, and the effervescent Gia Heller, and the women at the Arizona Women Networking organization – Oh my – what fun!!!

So many neat things to learn and do and learn some more and may it all count for His gain and naught of my own – for without Him, I am nothing.

Writing this post made me remember a song from long ago (I found the words and am going to sing it Sunday) – it goes like this.

(Mylon R. Lefevre)

Without Him I could do nothing
Without Him I’d surely fail
Without Him I would be drifting
Like a ship without a sail

Without Him I would be dying
Without Him I’d be enslaved
Without Him life would be worthless
But with Jesus thank God I’m saved

Oh Jesus, oh Jesus
Do you know Him today
Please don’t turn Him away
Oh Jesus, my Jesus
Without Him how lost I would be
Without Him how lost I would be

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by constance lawson on July 31, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 10:16 AM, Lawson, Constance wrote:

    A wise 20 year old young man, that I worked with here at Gentex when I first started, told me one day as I was complaining about forks in the road and how I seemed to always go the wrong way, “ you didn’t go the wrong way, you went the way you were suppose to go, didn’t always turn out great, but all the turns you think were wrong made you who you are today” so whenever I start feeling crappy about the stupid things I have done in my life, some I think I could’ve avoided and still been me but they are what brought me here to who and what I am right now. Which isn’t such a bad person ( I have my moments LOL)

    Love you thank you for the reminder

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  2. Posted by Jennifer on July 31, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Glenda: This was a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing about yourself. 🙂

    Reply

    • Posted by Glenda on August 1, 2010 at 7:40 am

      Thank you Jennifer – sometimes I get typing and never know if it is too much – it’s usually just random thoughts when I have a post like this as opposed to one completely focused on the Distinct Inspirations side…

      Reply

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