#387 – Spoiler Alert

I’m starting to get really excited for The Dark Knight Rises. It’s less than two weeks away and I want to see how Christopher Nolan wraps up his Batman trilogy. Since the movie is coming out so soon, it’s more and more difficult to avoid spoilers.

I try my best to avoid spoilers because they really do spoil the movie. I don’t have unrealistic expectations about spoilers. There’s definitely a statute of limitations on spoilers. If I hadn’t seen The Empire Strikes Back by now, I really couldn’t get mad at someone telling me that Vader is Luke’s father. When it comes to recent movies, though, I just don’t want to know. I’ve avoided spoilers this far with The Dark Knight Rises and, if I can make it 11 more days, I’ll go in with a clean slate.

I don’t like spoilers when it comes to movies but I think I wouldn’t mind them when it comes to life. I wouldn’t mind knowing some of the plot twists and turns that I’m going to face.

Right now Alycia’s and my future is a little nebulous. We’re very happy where we are but have no idea if God wants us to stay or if he’s going to call us away. We really are fine either way; we just want to go where God wants us to go. There’s some security in knowing that we’ll be where God wants us to be but there would be more security if someone spoiled my future and told me where we’d end up.

If someone spoiled my future and told me we’d be living in San Diego I’d be really excited.

If someone spoiled my future and told me we’d stay where we’re at, I’d be excited.

If someone spoiled my future and told me we’d move to Minnesota, I wouldn’t be that excited. (Nothing against Minnesota, it’s just cold).

Just like spoilers ruin a movie, though, life spoilers would ruin our lives. Instead of living each day trusting in God and his provision, we’d just race to get where we knew we were going. God isn’t standing at our destination waiting for us to get there; he’s walking hand-in-hand along the path with us.

If we knew everything about our lives we might confuse ourselves with God. Not knowing what’s going to happen even in the next 30 minutes keeps us trusting in God and not in ourselves.

Just like not knowing what’s going to happen in The Dark Knight Rises keeps me trusting in Christopher Nolan.

All right. Maybe it’s not just like that. But it’s close.

How would you feel about having real life spoilers?

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