As each day passes by with ups and downs, good and bad, joy and sorrow, excitement and boredom, successes and failures, connections and disconnects, what do want from life? What is it you’re waiting for? And why are you waiting for it to happen? Why are you so sure that whatever it is will change _(fill in the blank)_?
We often find ourselves looking for what’s coming next, as we miss what is here and now. The desire to be ahead of the game leaves us trailing at the end of our most precious gifts: relationships. We find we are so locked up in the what, that we have sacrificed the who.
Day by day relationships are destroyed because the what becomes more important than the who. People are reconfigured into numbers, statistics, things to be counted, and deceived, to be manipulated for some unknown ulterior motive, becoming nothing more than a tool to fulfill an agenda. We all are guilty, a result of the Rebellion or the fall, something also called the human condition. It is especially made obvious through the lyrics “I did it my way!” (from the song “My Way” popularized by Frank Sinatra).
As I continue day in and day out in this sometime adventure and sometime nightmare called life, I constantly rediscover I most need the who’s not the what’s. The What’s have no soul, no understanding, no way feel just a little of my pain, joy, fear, hope, desires, or needs. The Who’s, even if in the negative, can at least realize there is emotion coursing through every fibre of my being.
There are the Who’s which by their very presence bring a calm, a peace into the confusion of my existence as they sit with me in life’s mud puddles. There are older, long known Who’s that know me nearly better than I know my self, giving me the amazing Gift of Accountability. There are more younger or more recently known Who’s that open wonders of thought and perspective I never knew were possible, let alone existed. And in it all is the Greatest Who of all, God, the I Am, Creator, Savior, Father, the One and Only Who that Loves me. Period. The same Who that Loves you, period, no matter what we are waiting for!
It’s just a little thing called Grace in Process, God’s own Grace in our process, which constantly continues to accomplish all God has planned every day for each one of us.