Tuesday’s Tidbit

One of my kids’ favorite books to read is an I Can Read book from Mercer Mayer entitled “The Fall Festival”.  I don’t know why this is their favorite, the words are simple and many times I embellish the story so that it lasts longer.  The pictures are colorful and the critters are funny.  For some reason, I can’t seem to get a specific page out of my mind.  Its page 26, where little critter is playing horse shoes: I aim…. I throw….. I FLY…..   I forgot to let go.  Isn’t this a great word picture of our goals in life?  We aim for our goals,  we put ourselves in motion, and then we hang on to OUR methods and ultimately fall short of the goal we thought God wanted us to do. We end up landing in a discouraged heap short of our goal because we forgot to let go.  I’m full of clichés- a saying that I’ve heard quite a bit is ‘Let go, and Let God’.  When we are walking with God and are in tune to His construction around us we can have full confidence that if we set our goals based on His leading, then we have the freedom to step forward in faith and let go.

About Thirtysomethingscientist

First and foremost, I was attempting to come up with a persona that reflects who I am. Yes, I am actually thirty-something years old. After you hit 30, the actual number doesn’t matter. Its important when you’re in your twenties to distinguish between being 22 and being 28. Those 6 years really do mean the difference in maturity. It’s a difference in being in college, to being out in the real world (at least for some). It’s the whole coming of age spectrum. However, when you hit thirty, you’re assuming that you’ve already been through the painful growing pains of a first job, first place to live and generally first time out on your own. You hit your stride in your 30’s. It is the abundant decade….You’re old enough to know better (this is a generalization, mind you) yet young enough to pursue just about anything. Secondly, I think that most parents, or even singles for that matter (e.g., everyone), can consider themselves a scientist. We plan, we course correct, and we have outcomes. We try different methods to get the desired result. We find out what works and what doesn’t. We recommend, we advise and we adjust. Everyone does it. We are all scientists.
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