TODAY IS U MADE YOUR BED
I was talking with my son not too long ago about this old adage, in references to the many decisions we make deliberately or unintentionally. My son said “I understand that I MADE MY BED (choices), and now ’m laying in it.” My response “As long as you know it’s your “BED” then I don’t mind coming along every so often to help you change the linen, straighten the corners, fluff the pillows, and sometimes help you flip the mattress, but I have a problem when you want me to lay in the bed that you made for yourself.” He laughed, and said “I made this kind of bed, and I don’t expect you to every lay in it for me.” Very well spoken son, because I don’t expect I will.
Many folk go through life making all kinds of beds, but never to think that those beds will require them to lay in them on a regular basis or again and again. Admittedly I made a lot of beds that I believed were temporary blowups, to later find out they were permanent beds that would eventually affect everyone near to me.
For example, I was an ignorant teenage girl who had sex with an ignorant teenage boy and became pregnant. As soon as this “BED” arrived here it was permanent in our lives as long as we all shall live. Even though this "BED" was equally created, this bed didn't have a choice on how we would share it throughout its young precious life. In all sincerity, I had no idea that I was imposing upon everyone my choice for them to become partakers of MY BED, especially my father and mother.
As I’m writing this blog, I’m reflecting on how distressed my father was when I became pregnant, and the words my mother said. “U MADE YOUR BED now you need to lay in it.” As a young naïve girl, I had no idea what that really meant, or what it entailed. I now clearly understand that my father was displaying a righteous anger, bearing in mind his beloved daughter had made a bed that was going to require that she not only lay in it for the duration of her life, but his love for her would also cause him to lay in it as well.
My friends, I can say with all sincerity that I am most thankful that every bed I ever made has caused me to experience God in many, many, many mighty ways, in spite of how challenging they may have been. With much confidence I can say that God has used them all to be the blessing to strengthen, influence, and empower my overall relationship with him. “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through rivers of difficulty, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” (Isaiah 43:2-3). Please consider right now, the beds you are making for yourself and others!
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