“No, you can’t always get what you want. You can’t always get what you want. You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime, you find you get what you need” Well known lyrics from the Rolling Stones. Now I’m not so sure about the rest of song, but those lines right there…yeah…they seemed to be the anthem of our family’s summer. And aside from the fact that it is a toe-tapping, catchy tune, what if what I apparently needed was definitely not what I had thought I wanted? From the big events, to the small mundane everyday events, it seemed as though the things I had hoped for and wanted were out of reach. Triple locked behind very large doors that had been metaphorically slammed in my pouting face So then what? How does a grown adult gracefully respond to disappointment?
- Do I gracefully accept the reality of a particular situation? Making lemonade from lemons, with a thankful heart. All the while trusting in God’s sovereignty
- Do I throw a tantrum of epic proportion which is much less tolerable and far more ridiculous than a three year old’s tantrum? All the while reminding God how I think He should be directing my life?