Throw away the scripts…
They likely won’t work anyway.
Most of the time.
You can throw away the script in:
Your relationship life
Your personal walk with God
Yea, I wrote that…but it’s true.
I know we like scripts.
It’s easier. Less messy. Cleaner…or so it seems. More tidy.
But, scripts just don’t work. Most of the time.
You’ll seldom be able to script how long you work at one place. Just try.
You’ll seldom be able to script your relationships. Specifically, how others respond to you. I know some great attempts that failed.
You’ll seldom be able to script your health. Some of the healthiest people I know got cancer.
You’ll seldom be able to script your bank account. One tragedy and everything could be gone. I have seen it many times.
And, you’re walk with God. You’ll seldom be able to understand all the ways of God. Strive the hardest to please God, follow Him closely, and you’ll still have unanswered questions about why God allows some of the things He allows in your life. Testimony after testimony proves this.
His ways are higher than your ways…remember?
I’m not saying don’t have a plan.
I’m not saying not to set an end goal or destination. That would be dumb.
Yea. I wrote that. Dumb.
It would be. You’ll seldom hit a target you didn’t aim to hit.
I’m talking about the script. The “dialogue” along the way. The journey to accomplish the vision. The details. The way things get done or accomplished. Don’t be afraid when you sometimes have to color outside the lines.
Throw it away.
I see so many people stress about the details of life…the things outside their ability to control…that they miss the joy in the journey.
When people completely rely on a script, they sometimes fall apart when things don’t go exactly as written. They have a hard time getting back into character.
And, yet, the show must go on…
Things will seldom turn out just as planned. Granted, having a plan helps you adjust accordingly and more easily, so I say have one…I even write posts telling you how…but the script will seldom live up to the paper it’s written on. Certainly not in every scene.
Throw away the script. You’ll stress less when you can’t remember the lines.