I’ve been thinking a lot about people who don’t like surprises, mainly because I am one of them. But recently, I have been asking God to surprise me.
If I was standing on the edge of a cliff with the wind blowing in my face and the rain crashing down like in a Hollywood film, I would scream “SURPRISE ME!” at the top of my lungs.
Because I’d like God to challenge my plans and ideals of the good life. I have recently handed over my dream of owning “a big beautiful house” to him. I told God, I’m not going to think about it.
I’m not going to Page One to flip through the hardcover design books. I’m not going to Kinokuniya to ogle at the prefab houses in America, where land is aplenty and the suburban dream is well and alive.
And if I see a beautiful house in a film or when I’m on the bus passing through, I’m going to say, “Oohhh I like that! You take care of that.” Life with God is very exciting – you never know what you’re going to get.
So here are some characteristics of people who don’t like surprises:
• They like going to the same restaurant and ordering the same thing everytime
• They like going to IKEA because they always know what they’re gonna get
• They like telling others what they want for Christmas
• Ultimately, they like to be in control of their lives