I have always been drawn to methodical thinking people. (You know, the people who think before they speak). And many of you know that I love smart people. I love being around them, studying them, admiring them, and maybe wanting to be just a little like them. I was honored to interview a person by the name of B.C. He is definitely one of the smart methodical-thinking specimens.
What does happiness mean to B.C.? After careful deliberation, he told me that it means feeling content. Feeling no stress or anxiety about the day. It’s feeling peace with your surroundings and being secure. He believes that God’s will is truly for us to be happy.
What makes B.C. happy? Instead of replying with a quick one-word answer, he started to paint a picture (in words) for me. B.C. explained that when growing up, he spent time on his great grandfather’s farm. His parents and grandparents were part of the farm too, and whenever he had free time he was there. (Now for the country girl that lives down deep inside me, this story started to peak my interest). By the way that he described it, the family farm had a river that ran right through it. As he continued to talk, and from my knowledge of central, North-eastern Kentucky family farms, I was able to put myself right in the picture of what he was describing. He loved spending the summers on the farm and being part of family and God’s creation. The farm represented stability. It represented God’s artwork. It represented happiness. And now, B.C. and his family (a beautiful wife of 18 years and two boys), get the pleasure of living there every day.
What makes B.C. unique? Well, if I may answer part of this for him, I would say he is unique because of his methodical thinking. Not everyone takes the time to mentally process something before they speak. They cause the situation or problem to become much worse before better. If only others would just take a second to think before they open their mouth to reply.
B.C. says he is unique because he versatile. He can figure out things and he is adaptable. What great traits to have in your back pocket! He has a wide range of traits and interests for he can work on a farm and yet be a computer programmer. He is a cost savings expert in our business (called a “blackbelt”) and he truly has his “blackbelt.” He can relate and help with many topics and interests. This does make him one versatile individual!
What one lesson would B.C. teach us? He told me to trust God to direct your path. You are special to Him.
He has seen God’s handiwork in his own life. (Even though it is hard for me to believe, B.C. says that God saved him from a life of destruction in his younger years). He explained that you must not think of anything too big or small for God. And don’t get a rut of not asking questions (or for help), for when you do that is when you truly get in trouble. You fall into a “routine” of destruction.
Isn’t that so true? When we get in the habit of not questioning our surroundings or our answers, we just keep going down the same path. We start to fail to realize the missteps that we have taken. We don’t see what we are doing to our own lives, for we are just blindly following the same pattern. B.C. says this is when we truly get lost in life. He is a witness of how God can find you in your self-destruction and truly put you on the right path (God’s path).
Daily Vitamin C: Question your steps in life. Question your path. And trust God.