I saw a man walking on the road
Heading up toward the sun
Trying to catch up with his shadow
While the clock keep pushing him
To run faster as the shadow become shorter, smaller
He was observing the trees
Barricades alongside the road
And trying to figure where the clouds go
When they blew away by the wind
Then he crossing over a river
Questioning where the water ends up
The sun hiding behind the mountain
He finally lost the shadow
Breathing in heavily
He lay down upon the green field
Looking up to the sky
Seeing the stars shine beautifully
Almost try to count the stars
He stop and saying, “After all, I merely just a man. Let me enjoy what You had created for me.”
I’ve been in this world for 23 years, 9 months, and 2 weeks. I’ve observing how a baby born, what makes people feel good or bad, where is the most favorite place for me to hang out, when is time to say hello and good bye, also why people always in a rush to making a plan for their life. Though, I still found and learned many new things each day in my life. Time and time again God still surprising me with the way He works and bring my life to fit into His plans. The situation which is out of control, but God solved it with unpredictable way. The plans, which I confident enough to be succeed, suddenly situation just goes wrong. Still at the end, He works behind the scenes to bring good for my life.
Sometimes, I’m spending my time to think about my future plan. Taking every minute of my resting time, imagining of how my life could be, if I just could do this or that. Somehow, it makes me do an extreme life turning decision. Which according to my plan will be a great plan, but in the end it’s just happen and feels just like that. Horrible situations wait for me and appear without any warning, shaking my faith, but when it passes by, I’m still standing without losing myself and my courage. In the end, I just conclude that it will be best for me if I just follow what God has plan for me. To try as best as I could, to follow the path He has provided for me. Then embrace the life of abundant blessings which prepared for my victorious life.
Therefore, like Job I’m going to say,” I know that You can do everything, and that no thought can be withheld from You.” Only through this confession I believe I could find peace and have a rest in what He said He’s going to do for me. For life will always be uncertain temporarily, but I have God’s Words as legal assurance that everything will be perfect in the end. I’ll put my hope and confidence in who God is and what He is able to accomplish. Then, while I’m standing against the world, I’m not gonna trying to catch the shadow, but I’ll embrace His light who will lighten up my way. I’ll be bold enough to face anything the world throws me and say, “If my God is for me, who could stands against me?” Meanwhile, let me be just be a man, do what I could do and let God do what He wants to do.
“The LORD our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions.” Deuteronomy 29:29 (NLT ©2007)