The Beauty of Irony

August 21, 2008

     

     Life does have its ironic moments. The best ones I believe are instigated by God. I think He finds great humor in our ironic moments when we realize that life isn't like we plan - It's better than we expected. He smiles as we breathe a relieving sigh with, "Wow, I never imagined THAT."

     Irony is the land in which I currently find myself...And yes, it is a land I never could have imagined. Truth be revealed, I thought my life would be following the status quo by now: married, family, house with a white picket fence...And I used to believe I would be okay with that. Now, I know better. I know that God's plan is better and in His hands my life is not meant to be average - not in the least bit. Some people might think I am missing something by being single (and not in a current relationship) and a bit aloof to have altered my career and making the choice to go back to school when I could be living cozy with a salary that pays the bills on time.

     Yet, the irony is that right now I am finding a different kind of happiness I have never felt before. Things are not settled and I am more busy that ever, and I am okay with it. I just started a new job at low pay and in the busiest office on campus, and I am about to start a full load of classes again. And I am more inspired to dream and believe in possibilities than ever before.

     I have come to the edge of the cliff and I am feeling the wind on my face, and as I close my eyes I can hear God calling out, "Come higher." And so I open my arms and I leap forward. Maybe I will fall? Who knows? But even a bird has to jump from the nest before it can fly. And I have a feeling I will be flying...As the beauty of irony often shows us that what we think will happen is just the opposite.

 

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