I love fairytales!
Sadly, none of my imaginary childhood fairytales have become reality!!! I am certain, it is highly relatable to a larger percentage of us.
So many times, I wish I had a perfect family, grew up in the abundance of wealth with no financial or emotional struggles, met my prince charming on my first day of college, dated for a few years, and got married after college, I had imagined him to be a celebrity, God fearing, handsome, tall, intelligent, extremely loving and caring… the list is endless. My fairy-tale was to live a life of ease.. sighs. I think you should be able to deduce from the above that I want a perfect life……. deep sigh
Okay, reality check.
My life has never been a fairytale, not even close. I have resented God a million times, probably asked a million questions that ended with why, some questions I tried to find answers to, others were just pointless and draining. I have been in love with carbon copies of the perfectly imperfect guy who lives in my fairytale, stress was not a part of the bargain but I have been through stress. Haven’t we all?
We all go through life stuck in the “IF” school of thought accompanied with numerous questions like, “if only l had her man; if only I had her body; if only I had her curves or figure; if only I was that beautiful; if only I were born rich….sigh. We try to make sense of why our fairytales are not happening the way we project them to happen.
As much as we want our fairytale, they are just figments of our imagination that are miles away from reality, it is a perfect little story written by us, and realistically speaking, no man is wise enough to determine the end or outcome of his/her life. There is no guarantee that our fairytale will bring fulfillment, purpose, peace and unmatched joy. More than ever before, I have come to the understanding that my story is a God-tale. The truth is, l already know where my fairytale begins, and where it ends, and I am well aware there is no assurance that I will live my imaginary fairytale. However, one thing is certain; I will live a fulfilled and a purpose driven life.
The message is clear and simple: a God tale is better than your fairytale. It will, and it usually does not make sense but in the long run, it will exceed your expectations. A God-tale is not what we necessarily want for our lives but it is what we need whether we acknowledge it or not. We can all choose to live our imaginary fairytale and try to make some sense out of it or we can completely rely on God and say okay, I do not understand you or what this plan of yours has to do with my idea of how I have wanted my life to be but still l trust you.
We are all lost if we journey through life without trusting God. Trusting in him, and deliberately putting our faith in him is the safest shadow we can all abide in life. I pray we all draw near to him, totally surrendering all our fairytales, in total humility and gentleness as he whispers back into our ears, and asks
“Will you give me your fairytale and let me write your story?”