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>Are You Sure?

>I just had to laugh yesterday.

You see, I love to read other blogs, and I have a Google Reader account that helps me keep all of the blogs I read organized.  But lately I have had a pretty hard time keeping up with all of the blogs I love to read.  I clicked open my reader yesterday to discover 135 posts unread.  Ouch!  Then I discovered that 75 of them were from one source…LOLcats. 

Now, if you’ve never been to to see the LOLcats, you are missing a treat.  But beware – the pictures are VERY addictive!  I knew I could spend 30 minutes just scrolling through all those cat posts, and I knew better than to waste my time that way. 

So, I clicked on the lovely “mark as read” icon to clear them out of my unread items.

Immediately my computer flashed up the question, “Are you sure you want to delete all 75 of these items from your reader?” 

YES!  I’m sure!  It’s just cat pictures, for goodness sake!

But, isn’t that how it goes?  We are confronted daily with all sorts of decisions.  But, it seems that the ones that really press us for consideration are the meaningless ones.  When we go to say “I do” at the altar, we are not asked, “Are you really sure this is what you are supposed to do?”  When we go to buy a car, I guarantee you that salesman is not going to stop long enough to ask if we are sure.  That’s the last thing he wants!! 

Yet on something as little as marking cat pictures as read (pictures that are still in my reader, by the way, and readily accessible any time I’d like to look at them), my computer wants me to make completely sure this is what I want to do.

I clicked that yes, I was sure, and moved on with my day, filtering through some of the remaining 60 posts, some of which I read, some of which I marked as read, and others of which are still in my reader waiting for me to read. 

But, as I chuckled at my computer’s question, I also came to a firm conclusion.  There is one thing in life I am 100% sure of – one thing that never needs to be asked of me. I am sure that I long with all my heart to follow Christ recklessly and with full abandon.  The certainty of all else falls under that primary certainty.  Am I sure?  Yes, if it’s in line with His will, then I am sure. 


I am a homeschooling preacher's wife and managing editor for the Well Planned Gal. But, I also love to write just for the fun of it. I also process best through writing, and my thoughts tend to flow from things I learn through the Bible, interacting with my family, and moving through life in general. Thanks for joining me in my not quite ordinary journey.

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