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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ol Man River

What are some closed doors [Christ has] placed in your career? In your social life? In your schooling? How have you responded to each of these closed doors? (Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition, page 1714).

As a winding river will find a way around most any obstacle, so my life has flowed around denials of a straight path. I am one of those people who never takes "No" for an answer. I think of my schooling, for example. I dreamed of being discovered by a professor whose occurrence would open a career path for me.  That never happened, but I got a top-notch and diverse education nevertheless. I dreamed of a career in management  –  that never happened, but I had a fulfilling career in computers that opened opportunities only dimly perceivable in my younger days. I wanted to have a life mate, but the endeavor encountered prolonged delay – yet eventually happened and bestowed gratifying fulfillment.  Even today I don't take "No" for an answer.  My dearth of natural talent would suggest that I will never be able to play the guitar. But I will do so, and a year from now will post a link to YouTube of me giving a private recital. God has put in my heart the drive for self-expression. That is reliably accomplished in one way or another always in line with the inexorable disciplines and destinies of God.

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