Breakfast at Epiphany’s
Fasten your seatbelts because today, we’re going to fly…
They say that ignorance is bliss. To illustrate that, look at little children. They are carefree, happy and hopeful. They play and they laugh. Their biggest worry is what kind of juice box they’re going to get. Santa Claus is real and the Easter bunny comes around every year. It is a wonderful time. But we eventually have to grow up or we’re going to have some major problems. I never grew up and I had some major problems. I purchased the extended warranty plan on ignorance.
But these days, I keep having a new epiphany every day and it’s the same epiphany. I wake each day to an immediate realization that either I’m going to get with God and be safe or follow my passions and roll the dice. For more than a few days now, I have chosen the former and stayed away from the latter.
Some people say powerlessness is the worst thing in the world, not having control over the most important things. Newsflash for us all: if we weren’t powerless, we wouldn’t need God. I can’t think of a worse thing. I go to God because I am insufficient to handle even daily living on my own. I go to God because I need His Strength.
I follow a list of about a dozen simple rules that handles any potential problem I may encounter on any given day. The list is very specific. If I keep it simple, it works extremely well. If I modify it in any way, shape or form, I will end up with some half-measures and half-measures avail us nothing. God is sending messages to us all the time. To the extent that I hear Him is predicated on the extent of my willingness to have an epiphany today.
When we wake up immediately to concerns of money, relationships and worldly circumstances, have an epiphany for breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day.
James A. Francetich is a freelance writer and author. The opinions expressed are solely of the author and do not represent any community based recovery programs, private or public entities or any governmental agencies.