... you throw them right back in life's face and say "I wanted effin apples!"
Ok, no you don't do that because 'life' really means 'God' and it's probably better not to be a jerk to God. However, this is the very problem in society, even in the church. We have this idea that we need things to go our way.
Don't hand me a lemon and expect me to be happy. I hate lemons!
I've had this attitude so many times in life - even recently. Things don't go how I want and I get all depressed and frustrated. I want to write - but have had a hard time getting time together. I've wanted to relax, read, watch shows with the wife ... but time is something we have so little of.
So I get mad and frustrated and shut down when my time is "robbed" by things not going as planned. The baby not sleeping, the boy waking up crying, the cat breaking things, dishes needing done, etc etc.
I think the hardest part is to remember that my life is not my own. I've been bought by the blood of Christ. I'm God's now and what I do I should do for His glory. When things don't happen how I want them, I need to remember to proceed with the new structure knowing that it's how God wants it - regardless of what that means. If that means not working on Deadland - fine. If that means not working on music or design - fine.
This is the verse for today
James 4:10 “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
Very fitting I think.