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Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Pendulum

I love creating momentum in life.

Good things. Good deeds. Good days. They seem to come in spurts, one right after the other. Attitude breeds perspective and perspective breeds results in my life.

Momentum means things pile up and eventually they start piling. Sort of like the bowl of prayer in Revelation. Our prayers rise as incense and fill a bowl. Once the bowl is filled it begins to overflow and all the prayers are answered. Most of the time it seems prayers are answered one right after the other in our life. I call this emptying the bowl.

Momentum.

Andrew and I've been experiencing some momentum lately. He even said one day last week that this was hard because he wasn't used to so many rulings in our favor. Crazy we think like this but true.

In business, one tries to create momentum. Calls, appointments, contacts and yeses create momentum. Once you get it going it propels you to the next level.

So it is with life.

Movement to the next level.

Until the pendulum swings.

Things go up, up, up and up. Then. Suddenly.

Bam!

The pendulum has swung. From way up high. It has fallen with a resounding thud.

Reminding me of this: "The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy." (John 10:10)

Example. Real life. Five weeks of eating better, exercising daily, giving up a little to gain lots. Andrew jumped on my wagon to enter the forties in prime condition. He's done great! He's lost twenty-five pounds, endured sore muscles, stiff backs and tired muscles. 

Tonight he texted me: 2.7 miles no walking.

Ya'll in the Texas heat and humidity that's praise worthy! I'm so proud of my man.

He's had a difficult week. He's a champ. 

He came home, took a shower and promptly stepped on a piece of glass. Ouch!

Bam!

(Pray the doctor can get it out easily tomorrow without damaging his game too much.)

Pendulum. Swinging.

A daughter who has been searching for her "place" finds it. She's smart, really smart. Intelligent. Gifted.

Her teacher tells her how special she is and she needs to take a test to get into the GT program.

She feels special. She belongs. With her friends in GT. 

Up, up, up.

The test results don't validate her status.

Bam!

Pendulum. Swinging.

Although the pendulum swings and the thief steals, I am reminded of two things. Number one, the pendulum always goes up again. And number two, the rest of the story...
"My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life." (John 10:10)

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