Can I just say that God is extremely funny? He's hilarious! If all the sarcasm and irony in the Prophets were not enough to convince me, He had to show me Himself.
I'm in my junior year in college, and I encountered the most difficult semester of my life. This semester has been crazy! I haven't taken any more units than usual, but just the things going on in my life combined with all the school work has been too much. So, naturally, I needed a break. I needed time to just relax and not do anything. For those of you who don't know me, not doing anything is not my area of expertise. I always have something to do and always find a way to keep busy.
About a month ago, a friend who has quite a similar personality to mine became pretty sick. She was stuck in bed, and, much to her dislike, was forced to rest. Ding, ding, ding! I had an idea! If I got sick, then I would have to be stay home and be forced to rest! I thought this was a grand idea, and was hoping to catch something from someone. It would give me a nice break in the middle of the semester, whether I liked it or not.
Well, now I have one more week to the end of the semester, then it's finals week. Guess what? I'm sick. I have a stuffy nose, sore throat, slight fever that comes and goes, body ache, and completely no energy. I got sick at the time that I absolutely cannot get sick! I have so many assignments to finish up and a few finals to study for. If I don't, then I won't pass. If I were to get sick in the middle of the semester, at least I wouldn't have any major assignments to turn in. But at the end?
So, friends, this is why I think God is funny. He gave me what I wanted. He allowed me to be sick. Yet He did it in a way to show me how stupid my request even was. He was like, "You want to be sick, huh? Okay. Here you go." And so, as I try to quickly rest off my sickness, I realize to just be diligent in the tasks that are set before me. Don't try to look for an "easy way out." Just be faithful and endure til the end. Has there ever been a time when you have tried to find an easy way out, but it blew up in your face like it has in mine? What are some other ways you have experienced God's sense of humor?