8.15.2010

The bugglet & the light fixture ...

It was interesting to see this little bugglet.

In all his persistence.

In all his stubbornness.

Completely convinced that his way was the right way.

As I saw this struggle, I couldn't help but think that this relationship could likely mirror our relationships with our God. How many times are we completely convinced that our way is the right way? How many times do we persist in something thinking it will become the right thing if we persist long enough {or in bugglet's case, persist in the exact same way, just from a different direction}?

As I continued to watch the struggle {and film it and exploit little bugglet} I thought of how much more I knew than little bugglet ... I had a perspective and an understanding he did not. I wanted to cry out to the little bugglet {who are we kidding, I did}, "That won't work. No matter how hard you try. You will not make it through that light fixture ... Trust me, I know."

How often does our Father with superior and complete knowledge, understanding and perspective try call out to us to try His way? How often does He call out to us to trust Him and that infinite, alpha and omega knowledge? And when He does ... are you like the little bugglet? Because I know too many times ... I am.

Sometimes, we give up our way, our wants, and our desires for His.

Because it is our faith that He not only knows what is best for us, but wants what is best for us. And I am not sure about you, but I take comfort in that. And I will have faith in that. And I will trust in that.

What will you do?

***

So, since little bugglet hitting the light was almost as annoying as my AC unit {pre-tape days}, I attempted to usher him out of my room. Fruitlessly, I might add. And to protect my sanity ... I resulted in capturing him with a tissue. And ending his life. Via the toilet. Don't worry, I apologized for ending his life in advance. P.s. This part of the story does not relate to our Heavenly Father at all ... because if squishing us up in a tissue and flushing us down a toilet was an option due to stubbornness, I would have been gone a long time ago. ;)

***

Also, I am thinking I am done with roommates. I am too old for roommates. I need to know that the dirty dishes in the sink are mine and that if the house is a mess it is totally and completely my fault. And I want to be able to get into the shower whenever I want and kick people out of my house when I go to bed ... and not have to have violin lessons in my home {sometimes taught by a complete stranger}. I know this is a stretch, but does anyone know of either studio apartments or one bedroom apartments available in Logan?

4 comments:

Toni said...

I loved my roomates, but I'm with ya on the living alone thing. I kind of love it. A lot. Good luck!

Meg said...

I agree about living on your own. There comes a time. It is nice to know that the apartment will look just the way you left it when you get home. Sorry, I can't help you find an apartment, though, since I'm not in Logan anymore.

I must say I've never drawn any deep conclusions from watching an obnoxious bug. Kudos to you. :)

Shan said...

I like that anaology.

Kristin said...

LOVE the bugglet analogy. Migh steal it for YW. Also like the word bugglet.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...