This, pretty much:
We like to take medication, as a culture. Sometimes it’s absolutely necessary. Sometimes we can’t return to our body’s baseline without it. Sometimes, though, we want to take medication because we hope it’ll create change without demanding that we make any changes to how we’re living.
Like the guy at the gym the other day who said he worked out so he could eat (and drink) more. We want what we want.
O Soul, plan for eventualities. In an instant, emergencies can happen. Be prepared for changes in your day and your life. Bring the grace and love of God to new circumstances. Accept what comes as a necessary step to using the moment for good. See where the flux of a situation can provide opportunity for service. Step forward in the breach of change. Show the way of faith to those who are caught in the doubt of tragedy. Assure yourself and others of God’s goodness, regardless of the suffering. Be the presence of God when others question it.
“We may put our finger on events and decisions of the past that changed our lives for the worse, but we sometimes fail to consider the possibility that God may have wanted that change.” —Kerry Duke
Brother Duke speaks here mainly of changes in history, but can we apply this to personal events and decisions?