I hate knowing the ending of a movie or book before it happens. Just ask my husband, one of my biggest pet peeves is when someone reveals the ending beforehand. He should know because he loves to do this!
It doesn’t matter if whether or not it’s something I plan to ever read/see. It COULD be something that I want to watch someday and therefore, I don’t want to know. I also don’t believe anyone else should know the outcome. So even if you’re begging to know what happens, you’ve come to the wrong person.
I’m not always like this when it comes to life, though. I want to know the plan. I want it all written out neatly in my calendar and I want to know where I need to be and when. I make meal plans a week in advance and plan out an exact grocery list. I have been known to put together a detailed calendar that accounts for every minute of my day. If I have a plan and it doesn’t work out, it’s ruined! No doubt about it. And I usually have a small meltdown until Jarrod convinces me I’m being silly.
I wish I knew where things were going. I wish I could write them all out clearly and know when I would get there. I wish I knew that I would end up in the right place.
Things don’t always go the way you planned or the way you hoped. But that’s when it’s time to realize that there’s a bigger story in play. In the Bible, Jesus says not to worry about tomorrow and that tomorrow will worry about itself. I don’t think he said this to mean that we shouldn’t plan or prepare for the future. I think he means that we need to be open to whatever comes our way and to embrace it and to know that he has a plan.
We’re all players in his story. So don’t spoil the ending.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? … But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Matthew 6:25, 33-34