Recently, someone very dear to me asked, "Are you ever satisfied?" I knew instantly what she was asking and why. My first reaction was to come back with some witty quip that would get me off the hook, but 60 years and the wisdom of others has taught me that I don't have to say everything I feel, every time I feel it. It did however get me thinking.
If I was ever satisfied, I might not have left the security of home at 18 and ventured out into the world.
If I was ever satisfied, I might never have joined the Air Force which eventually led to my career flying a jet fighter all over the world.
If I was ever satisfied, I might not have pressed so hard at life and discovered my need for something bigger than myself...God's love.
If I was ever satisfied, I might never have had the courage to write my first book. That was 5 books ago.
If I was ever satisfied, I might not have acquired the courage to stand before hundreds, sometimes thousands, to share my story and God's story.
If I was ever satisfied, I might have missed God's calling my name.
If I was ever satisfied, I would never have discovered what lay over the next ridge when hiking in the Rocky Mountain high country.
If I was ever satisfied, I would never have met the love of my life...Rae Ann.
Am I ever satisfied....no. There will always be something else that I can do for the God who saved my life.
I write stuff. I talk about the stuff I write. God has blessed my life in more ways that I can list. I am not nearly as smart as I think I am. God is very patient with me. God has demonstrated how much He loves me. He gave me His only son Jesus. He gave me my wife. He gave me 5 wonderful children and so far 8 beautiful grandchildren. I am blessed above all men.