Right now it is supposed to be raining.
The skies were supposed to be drippy all day today.
I woke this morning thinking, “What good are warmer temperatures if it is just going to rain for days on end?” God immediately called me to confess that bad attitude. This rain fills our water table and sees us through the dryness later and I am Thankful for it. I told Him so. As we drove to school I marveled at the closeness of the clouds with their many hues of gray. T said “They look so real! So close!” They were close, large black thunder heads that threatened to split the sky at any moment. The air was warm and fluid. I reveled in it, waiting for the rain.
Now, eight hours later, the rain hasn’t come down yet.
I am feeling so loved. God knew I needed a break. Knew I needed 20 minutes at the park to watch my precious ones run, climb, laugh and yell! The breeze is blowing across me. It smells amazing. I am so very thankful that the predictions proved false.
Predictions are good. They can help us prepare for what is to come. Predictions are also dangerous. They set up expectations that may or may not come to pass. It is really a 50/50 proposition, predicting the future. There are no guarantees. Predictions of weather do not control us. Neither do predictions of other people. I do not have to live up to the predictions of other people. I can live free of them because God has claimed me as His child. He has set me apart for His purpose. I believe this.
There is a song out right now called “the Voice of truth”. This song zings me every time I hear it. It talks about the predictions of others.
“But the giant’s calling out my name and he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times I’ve tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again ‘Boy you’ll never win
You’ll never win!’”
“But the voice of truth tells me a different story”
The voice of truth tells me a different story! The predictions of others don’t bind me. They don’t hold you. Live free of the negative predictions of other people.
Lord, help me listen for your voice of truth. Help me to hear your leading and not take serious the dire predictions of others.