Day 36/40: JUST LAUGH


It was quite funny today in Church, at least, we have to laugh about it now.  In our attempt to sing a hymn on Palm Sunday, we gave the words to our media team, a younger generation of great kids, who understand technology but don't know much about hymnals.  As we began to sing the hymn, one that required the words on the screens because we don't have hymn books, I find myself singing solo in front of hundreds of people and not understanding why no one is singing.

I came to find out later, that our media team had never seen how hymns are written and took all four first lines of the music and thought that was the verse.  Needless to say, we had to give-up and admit defeat, this was just not going to work.

First time I ever had to tell people just go ahead and sit down, I'm not even going to try to make this work.  Sometimes in life, we have to learn to just let things go, laugh about them and move on.  You can't unscramble eggs, what's done is done and we just have to move forward.

Where people get in trouble is in their continued efforts to try to correct something that is virtually in-correctable.  We would all love an opportunity to redeem ourselves when we have done something wrong, said something wrong but most times you just have to laugh, let it go and keep moving forward.

I've seen people make a bigger fool of themselves trying to over correct something that should have just been let go.  Don't dwell on past defeats, learn from them.  Never let the past hold you hostage because of a memory or a moment that didn't go as you had envisioned it.  

Just laugh!  People know we are not perfect, and we know they are not perfect and in this world filled with imperfect people, we just need to laugh.  It would be exhausting trying to live up to peoples expectations all the time, when all God wants you to be is real.

So the next time you find yourself in a situation where you may or may not have been the source of the problem, but find yourself a victim of it, just keep running and let the dust settle. You will find that in the end, everything is going to work out just fine.