Anyway, as I sat there, in the tiniest seat ever, (ugh) I was struck by a lyric from the song Rhiannon. “Dreams unwind, loves a state of mind.” I am sure I’ve heard that sung a thousand times before, but tonight it kept rolling around in my head. “Dreams unwind, loves a state of mind.” The more I thought about it, the more true I knew it was.
Life has a way of changing it up on us. Taking our plans and making them nothing like we envisioned. And it’s not “if” life throws you a curve ball, it’s really like “when.” So when the “when” happens, what are you going to do with it? When the “dreams unwind,” where do you go from there?
I think many times we just try to wind that same ball right back up. We want to recreate what we were trying to do in the first place. As I was reading this morning, I was struck by people, their plans, and then God’s plans. They were not always on the same trajectory. It’s hard! We want what we want, or at least what we think we want. Life though has a way of unraveling. The hard part is really not trying to wind it all back together, but giving it up to God. Making His love your “state of mind” and giving Him what’s left to knit together something new.
It’s amazing what you can hear when you’re listening.