I don’t know if I can say I am a closet romantic, because most people that know me know that I enjoy watching chick-flicks. What most people don’t know about me is that during the holidays I watch every romantic or inspiring Christmas movie I can find to watch (yes, that includes Hallmark movies).
Yes, they are predictable, but it’s still entertaining and enjoyable for me. Sometimes though these predictable movies do spark my imagination and some deep thoughts run through my mind. One movie had a similar storyline to Groundhog Day where the main character lives the same day over and over. The main character of course reacts differently each time they relive that day.
I started to wonder what would I do if I relived a day over and over for a period of time. My first thought was that I would definitely redo some moments I felt I failed in my choices that day. Then I started to wonder if I would make choices that might alter the outcomes of the day. Or maybe I would make choices differently despite the fact that the day would end the same way. What risks would I take? Would I make more generous choices knowing that I would start right back where I was that morning?
I can’t say what I would do in response to a repeating day. I do know that I have the opportunity to make choices each day knowing that God knows the outcome of each and every day I live. I can rest in Him, and by His Spirit live each day to the fullest as He would desire.
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. -Jeremiah 29:11