Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers-
Happy Wednesday! I’m so sorry, I know it’s been a while since we chatted. I’ve been incredibly busy. Between my job, an increased workload and a lot of new responsibility, life has been slightly overwhelming. I work for an agency that help people in need. Did you know that around the holidays, evictions are at an all-time high? Yep, crazy right? I talk to people all day who are in crisis situations. It’s so disheartening, yet it’s fulfilling when our agency is able to provide the help that they need. Friends, I’ve been leaning into grace more and more. Anyways, today, I wanted to share my thoughts about how quickly seasons change.
Once upon a time, a couple of months ago actually, I was sitting with the Lord complaining about the inactivity of my life. I remember carrying on about how I wished things would pick up. As a born-bred city girl, I do not know how to rest. I am a bonafide go-getter who is always looking to what’s next: the next project, the next adventure, the next creative idea. I am fascinated with the next and I live future-oriented. This can be good sometimes in that this mindset keeps me from being bogged down in my past. However, this trait can be terrible because it causes me to miss out on all the beauty that lies within my present. During those few months, my life was still- I mean really still. I would describe it as boring. I complained and complained some more. I was not satisfied with the sweet stillness of my present. Ultimately, my season changed. As soon as I became comfortable with stillness, activity returned back to my life and now I am busier than ever. I mean EXTREMELY BUSY! I can’t remember the last time I took a nap. My alarm goes off at 6 in the morning and I don’t see my bed again to about 11pm that evening. I’m on the go. Yet, it is now that I yearn for those sweet moments of rest. Now, I appreciate stillness.
Friends, I think the moral of this share-fest is to find contentment in the here and now. Enjoy rest, honor rest because rest lasts only a short while. Honor activity, learn from your busy seasons because you’ll need the vibrancy in life to make you yearn for sweet stillness. God being so balanced in everything he does, orchestrates our seasons to what we can handle. He teaches us about ourselves and he reveals his goodness in the process. Trust Him and find your way with Him. This go-getter appreciates a day off and has found peace in knowing that the work can wait.
May you find balance and come to appreciate each season in your life.
P.S. Since my life is a little hectic, please know that I love each of you. I will respond to your emails, DMs, and other forms of communication as quickly as I can. Bear with me and know that I’m praying for you all always. Much love!
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