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  • Writer's pictureJohn Whitehead

Blowing in the Wind

The views and opinions of most are fluid. They seem to change with each new day or concern. It is as if they are “blowing in the wind.”

The reality is uncertainty is certain in life. Regardless, the desire for certainty never wavers. The question is what will we do in our search for it?

The answer may be more difficult than we think.

Why? It is because, we are always our greatest concern and the right thing to do is not always what is best for us.

As we look around, we may see an uncertain future. Though we have planned and prepared, now we might realize those plans and preparations too are “blowing in the wind”.

The ability to remain focused and unafraid in the middle of this uncertainty is where we can see the effects of the winds of life clearly. This where we find out if our roots are deep enough to withstand the storms of life. Here is where we begin to see where we have placed our focus and ultimately our faith.

If we are seeking to protect ourselves from the changes we are experiencing, we need to ask ourselves what it is we are seeking to protect ourselves from. If it is fear that motivates us, we must ask ourselves what it is we fear? If we are concerned about how others see us as the winds of life blow by or if we are seeking to limit our liability in this environment, we must realize this is not possible.

The perceptions of others are uniquely theirs and no matter how hard we try we cannot see ourselves through someone else’s eyes. Liability too is open to the view of those who would hold us liable.

As life keeps “blowing in the wind”, we must hold fast to the faith we proclaim if we profess Jesus as our Lord and Savior. When we do, we will find as with all storms, this storm too shall pass.

The reason some come through life’s storms unscathed and others are destroyed is because some remain flexible while others break because they were rigid and inflexible.

It is true, life really is “blowing in the wind” and if we will allow it, we can use that same wind to propel us forward. This choice, as with everything, is always ours!

Matthew 7:24-25, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock”.

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