You can see it coming in a chick flick from a mile away. You know that the girl is going end up with the guy. And if she doesn't, I end up not liking the movie because it didn't end the way it should have!
We want the happily ever after ending. Even if it doesn't seem realistic.
We want to see people living in victory.
There's the saying, "Misery loves company." But I think that it's safe to say that most people don't love misery. There are miserable people who don't want to get out of their misery, but it's not fun to be around a miserable person...and to be the one to get them out of their misery - that's almost impossible!
You can't want something for someone more than they want it for themselves.
It just isn't going to happen.
You are in charge of how you live your life.
You can decide if you want to live in victory or in misery.
Sure, circumstances in life can cause you to be miserable. Victories may seem rare.
I'm beginning to chose to focus on the victories - however small or large they may be.
Victories in my life magnify my view of God.
Magnify means "to increase the apparent size of, as a lens does"
I can choose to magnify God or magnify my problems...my unliked circumstances...not getting my way.
Whatever I magnify is what is going to be bigger in my life.
I have a big view of God, but I definitely want Him to appear even bigger to me than He already is. I want to see Him clearer - not through a distorted lens of my way of thinking.
I don't want to live miserable life. I want to have poetic justice.
Really, Romans 8:28 (in the Christian Bible) is about poetic justice.
"All things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose..."
So, even when things don't go the way that I think they should...or circumstances hit me harder than I'd like to be hit...I can still focus on the victories that lie ahead.
And no matter what happens in this life...because I have decided to follow Jesus Christ, no matter what...I will live with Him in eternity. It really will be the best happily ever after!!