Did you all realise that Im an ice road trucker?
Ok, well I may not be an actual Ice road trucker, but as I was driving to work yesterday in the snow and Ice, I did pretend for about five minutes that I was.
There I was, sitting high in my truck ( ok my megane) driving slowly to avoid slipping over into the water below ( all right then, the ditch) . All the time being fully aware that I was driving where others would fear to go ( well at my speeds anyway) .
Soon enough I was reminded that I was neither on the ice or the driver of a truck, when to my dismay, around the next corner the snow had melted and I looked very very small indeed next to a real life truck (gulp) .
Whats a girl to do? I could have pretended I was something else, but no, I came back to reality, pulled into my car space and became once again, a school librarian and study supervisor (ie, running after them all day) .
I can pretend to be many things in this life; Taller, talented, tuneful, shy and a part time model, but alas it is only make believe. Those who know me best, know I am none of these.
They know this because they have taken time to get to know me, therefore I can with confidence be me when I am around them. For they already know who I am.
In Psalm 139 God reassures me that he Knows me, that he has searched me. I may not be an ice road trucker ( sigh) I may never be five foot seven (even greater sigh), but I am me, and he loves me as I am.
Isn't it wonderful to be able to dream and still just be yourself!
I bet you even made the Lord laugh today.
Seriously though: He is by our side even when we dream of being something else.
He is so patient with us.
and bethy... in my next life , i want to visit the great wall in china, and the international space station, learn how to play bridge and sing opera... (psst i think my shoes are on too tight or i'm having a "senior moment ' lol be blessed and thanks
I LOVE IT!!! You delight my heart friend! And to all of us who know and love you know that there is some truth in you being "Taller, talented, tuneful, shy and a part time model"... remember He gives us the desires of our heart :)
You are after all taller than most of your students.
They will be more talented than they ever dreamed because of a teacher like you.
Your voice is more than tuneful to Him.
He loves it when you are shy and when your not...especially when it comes to sharing about Him.
And, you are a full time model...of what He wants to you be!
Now, me? I have been an ice VAN driver. My husband 'encouraged' me to drive my van once onto the lake in Duluth, MN where we lived. It sure seemed unnatural for me! And, I think it really is supposed to be! But some people think that's what you are supposed to do for fun
Since in the summer my boat took me to my favorite fishing spot on this same lake; it was after the first large groaning of the ice, that I made NO hesitation to drive right back where I came from as fast as the wheels could go!
Those guys don't get paid enough money as far as I'm concerned!!
God bless and thanks for the wonderful chuckles and reminder we are who we are because of Him.
Another fabulous bethyism! And a great lesson.
You were absolutely right, you are you, as I am me. Neither of us would do well to try to be the other.
It's just as God intended it to be!
Ah, c'mon. You people have no sense of adventure. I have walked, skated, snowmobiled and driven on frozen Minnesota lakes numerous times! In the winter time it looks like small villages are out on the lakes with all of the fish houses... LOL!
Now Bethy, there are two lakes right down the road from me. There is always a lake right down the road from you when you live in the Land of 10,000 Lakes of course! Feel free to practice your ice road driving skills at my house but... watch out for "black ice".
I love your blog!