I’ve been burned before. Many times, in fact.
I can count on at least one instance of pain of every year.
Why? Because the past is a pretty good predictor of the future.
So how do I handle this current season of life? A season of smiles and fellowship and good news?
I’m not handling it well. While the world around me swirls in child-like giddyness, I am stuck in waiting.
Waiting for the other shoe to drop. For the dream to end. For reality to set in.
But no more!
I declare today the day I will stop living in fear and enjoy the world around me. Today is the day I will stop worrying about what I have yet to accomplish and celebrate that which already has. Today is the day I will stop shying away from talking about this season and shout loud from the 2nd story balcony (we don’t have mountains and all the roofs are steeply pitched).
Today – I can and will handle the truth!
Today – I will revel in Clemson being undefeated. I will no longer wait in anticipation for the inexplicable loss – like Duke in BC last year or MD in ’09 (and the ACC Championship game to GT), or MD & Wake in ’08, or BC again in ’07, or VT in ’06, or (shall I keep on going, or do you get the picture).
So who will stand with me?
Psalm 118:24 says “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Also, even though Clemson plays a game at Maryland this weekend, I will not fear. They may win or they may lose. That is to be determined.
Until then, I will bring the 23rd Psalm with me as well: Even though I (the Tigers) walk through the valley of the shadow of death (Byrd Stadium), I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
GO TIGERS! (there – I said it)