Limbo

August 8, 3013.

Limbo: an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition.

While I hate to admit it, I’ve become rather comfortable with our interim living arrangements (a two-bedroom, very conveniently-located condo), while our house renovation rambles along, in no particular hurry. I realize I’m giving the renovation a brain and a will, but it seems that way. Its will is to move along at a snail’s pace, while OUR will is that it would behave just like those renovations on HGTV — lickety-split, it’s done! And done extremely well!

Actually, thinking that we are living-in-limbo may be the wrong way to look at the past year. If limbo continues for a long time, maybe it’s no longer limbo, technically. Maybe it’s the current state of affairs, and that’s just life.

Things going wrong: can we ever anticipate them? Should we even spend time trying to anticipate them? There have been several occurrences when things that have gone wrong with the renovation of this darn house — things that have been costly in terms of money AND time. Staying on an even keel, keeping life in perspective, has proved to be challenging! But the fact is that life is good — God is good — you STILL never know what is around the corner. We must not become complacent or overly anxious. Be on the alert — be prepared. God is in control, and only HE knows our future!

1 Peter 5:6-8
New Living Translation (NLT)
So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

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