Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Things To Do Today

As we pondered what to do today, it seemed like we had many options. My husband and my brother wanted to play golf together. We considered going to a movie. We had the option of just vegging out and enjoying our vacation day.

The things we KNEW about today were: 1) My brother had taken the day off and was spending it with us. 2) At some point my brother would need to vote. (Hubby and I had early voted.) 3) We were on our own for all meals as Mom and Dad were both working the poles all day.

We had our own desires of what to do today...and that was play golf. My hubby, a life-long golfer, and my brother who recently found a love for the game, have never had the opportunity to play together. I was going along for the ride. We had planned this day for weeks. However, last night the weather forecasters dashed our hopes for enjoying a round of golf today. When we got up this morning, we checked the radar. The rain was still to the west. If we hurried they could probably still play. We went to the course anyway hoping they would get to play at least 9 holes. When we got there, the sky told the whole story. No chance of getting 9 holes in this morning.

We decided to go home and visit for a while and perhaps try again after lunch. Lunch time approached and it was still raining.

We shifted to plan B. We decided to grab lunch and then go to a movie instead. When we arrived at the fast-food place (we wanted to drive through and eat on the way) the line was almost back to the street. No time to eat. We decided we would just eat popcorn at the theater then grab dinner afterward. When we arrived at the theater it was still raining.

We watched the movie and ate our popcorn. When we came out it was still raining. We went to eat and when we came out, it was STILL raining. At this point we all agreed it was good that we didn't try to get the 9 holes in. It would have been miserable. This morning we glanced at the sky and kept holding on to our desires instead of seeing the reality and moving on.

How long does it take you to look at the obvious around you and know the right thing to do? Do you heed the warning the night before? Do you wake up and hear the forecast again and then know the right thing to do and do it? Do you go in a different direction and based on the outcome of going then finally know the right decision to make? Do you hold on to what YOU want to do? Or do you adjust and do what is best for the situation?

John 7:24 (Amplified): Be honest in your judgment and do not decide at a glance (superficially and by appearances); but judge fairly and righteously.

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