Thursday, September 3, 2009

Turkey Sandwich Anyone?

About a month or so ago, I was so excited to make a turkey sandwich. I took all the ingredients that I needed out of the refrigerator and began to make this wonderful creation. I placed the turkey and muenster cheese carefully on top of the bread. I added lettuce and a tomato and just the right amount of mayonnaise. Not too much, not too little. It looked great. I could not wait to dive into it and satisfy the hunger I had. After adding some Lays potato chips on the side and pouring a glass of juice, I was ready. First bite...oh man this is good...second, I didn't know how good this sandwich could be! It was in the third bite that I realized something was wrong. I was chewing and chewing and chewing and the food would not go away in my mouth. So many different questions started running through my mind. Did I buy bad turkey? Was the lettuce old? It wasn't until I took a piece of chewed food out of mouth (gross I know) and examined it, did I figure out what the problem was. I never took off the plastic wrap that is on the cheese that divides each slice from the other. I was so annoyed. I threw my sandwich down on my plate and just stared at it. I was looking forward to it and now it was ruined.

LOL...I can sit back and laugh at myself now. So may people do not even realize how clumsy and silly I can be. Believe me, I have plenty of stories. But for some reason, today I was reminded of this turkey sandwich story and it got me thinking. Sometimes we get so excited about something new happening in our lives and we just want to dive in full force. In the midst of our enthusiasm and longing desires, sometimes things don't always pan out the way we thought they would. It started off great, but may have ended horribly. I am so thankful that there is a God that sees all, knows all, and is in all things and is in tuned to the details of our lives. We may not always understand why certain things that looked or seemed great in beginning ended up to be so very wrong. But, God knows and its all part of His master plan. 

I encourage you as I encourage myself today to remember, that it may look great, but if it is not all that we hoped it to be, He knows better than we do. His thoughts are nothing like our thoughts, and His ways are far beyond anything we can imagine or think. (Isaiah 55:8-9) He knows you and what is best for you!

Just a thought