Do you ever wish your life was like a movie or a television remote? I mean have you ever wanted to hit the rewind button, edit certain events in your journey, cut and paste, or erase a scene all together? I've been thinking a lot about the things that have occurred in my life in the past year and a half or so. There are certain things I would keep on repeat and certain things I would rather redo. There are moments that make my heart melt and that keep me smiling, but there are moments that have wrecked my soul and that continue to haunt me.
Sometimes I wish I could hit the edit tab and I think If only I had seen what I know now, then (insert Taylor Swift reference here). If I could just go back and get a redo, I could change it and maybe I wouldn't feel this way today. With the simple touch of a button I could edit the scene and, in retrospect, I could make it right. I could make that person treat me better, I could retract that statement, I could invest my time differently, and in effect I could have no regrets.
Maybe life would be easier this way, maybe it would lessen our stress, but the reality is that life is not like the movies. There are struggles, there are joys and tears, moments come and just as quickly they are gone. Yes, it is not like the movies and we do not have a remote control, but there is good news. Our creator has a magnificent, perfect plan with every detail laid out just as it should be. The tears are not for loss, but for our gain. He works all things for our good. So, yes we do not have life on DVR, but we have a Mastermind who knows every second of our existence. He is in control of every moment and because of this, no remote control needed.