Do YOU have a resume? Not one just in your head, but a written down, saved to your computer resume? I do…now. It was on my to-do list for the weekend.
Mow the backyard √
Attend church √
Write a resume √
I’m at the age when many of my friends are retiring, or getting close. Me? I’m writing a resume and sending it out. Why?
Life doesn’t always turn out the way you plan.
So just in case, have a resume, they say. And so I listened…finally.
I mean, I’ve been doing pretty well for the past twenty-five plus years but I think it’s time for a change. And the change includes a resume.
I was actually surprised and even impressed with the resume I came up with, as they said I would be. So now it’s done but…
What do you do when life doesn’t turn out the way you planned?
I was mowing my grass a bit ago. Just the backyard, mind you. I was going along, getting the job done when all of a sudden the front right wheel fell off!
I wasn’t a happy camper. I had a goal. I wanted to get er done, and I did. But I think, if I were honest, I actually made the job way harder than it had to be.
Who does that?
Mows a yard with a mower that only has three wheels?
I looked at my options and I didn’t like any of them. This goal, this idea or plan didn’t quite turn out the way I had planned so I chose a different path. But I wondered, as I trudged along behind this crippled mower, pressing down a bit harder on the handle to insure that the mower didn’t eat more than what it was expected to cut if it would have been operating properly.
That’s the thing…in a perfect world, where all our dreams and ideas come to pass exactly how we plan, we might not need a resume at the age of retirement.
I wondered too, if perhaps my faith wasn’t being tested. Perhaps I needed to roll the broken-down mower into the garage and wait to see what God provided.
I know I need to do my part, but sometimes I wonder if I’m not doing His part too? Is that how I have conducted most of my life? Because I am starting to get that you have to let go of the old to make room for the new.
Sometimes that can be a hard thing to discern.
But I’m learning.
And now, I have a resume.