Monday, October 25, 2010

Fantasy vs Reality

Dwayne has always teased me about the fantasy world I live in. Things work perfectly in my world and all the crap and unfairness of life isn't present in my wonderful little world. The problem is, reality always drags me back kicking and screaming. One thing I have tried for years in my fantasy world, is to try and wish things to be better without having to put in any effort. I wanted to have a great marriage, but I wanted it to just happen. I didn't want to do the work it took to get it. I wanted to be healthy and skinny, but I wanted to eat what I wanted, when I wanted and I sure didn't want to be a slave to exercise. I want my house to stay perpetually clean, without having to clean it, my weeds not to be in my flower bed without having to spend a day pulling them and I wanted perfectly behaved children without having to discipline them. I want to be a godly woman without having to go through valleys in life and without having to find time alone with God. However, this really does not work in the real world. All it does is keep us stuck. I wasted many years waiting for all of my goals to just happen and they never did. It all takes sacrifice and work. You will not achieve anything without it. TRUST me! I have tried. If you want to be healthy you have to eat better and exercise. If you want a good marriage, it will take effort every single day. If you want well adjusted, behaved children, you will have to discipline them, even if they say they hate you. If you want a growing relationship with God, you have to submit to Him, spend time with Him, and be obedient to Him. You have to surrender your will for His will. Your goals will never be reached until you do some work. That is reality. Satan will try to keep you in the fantasy world. Watch how many products are sold by promising you "no work, no sacrifice!" We are drawn to those words. But anything worth having does not come without effort. Like everything, it comes down to a choice. Which world are you going to live in?

But easy street is a dead-end street.
 Philippians 3:19   (The Message)


Tammy Murray said...

I am soooo with you on this one. I have said many times "I want to clean my house once and then have it stay clean forever". That really is a fantasy world. It does take daily work - just like God works in/on us daily!!!

Sherry said...

But there's far more to life for us. We're citizens of high heaven! We're waiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ
(the message) philippians 3:20

Steph said...

It would be nice if things just happened and we didn't have to do anything. I live in that world is hard to face reality but whether you like or not it is there.