12 5 / 2012
Currently listening to: “Winter Song” By: The Head & The Heart
Currently sipping on: Coconut Coffee
…If your taste buds have never experienced such a flavor, I encourage you to bless them with the privlege. It’s pure bliss.
Why has it been so long since I’ve written down my thoughts?
I have a very love/hate relationship with being busy. On one hand, it boosts my spirits with an accomplished feeling of productivity. Yet, on a completely different hand… It can send me to an overwhelming state of stress. You know that feeling, that there simply isnt enough time in the day.. ?? …that feeling frazles me.
I’m not complaining; Just stating the obvious.
One thing that’s becoming more and more obvious to me is my constant need to jump ahead of myself.
I have an extremely hard time embracing my current seasons in life; At the first sign of lingering, my flesh becomes distressed & I’m on a raving rampage to get myself to the next stage in life.
I have to learn that contentment is not an evil thing.
1 Timothy 6:6-20 “Serving God does make us very rich, if we are satisfied with what we hve….”
Society pummels this idea in our head’s that.. we constantly have to be on the go. “Life is short” so you have to get out there and live it, rushing from one thing to the next.
But in the midst of all that rushing, sometimes our lives just become sloppy, & we miss things. & as a result… by trying to avoid all the parts of life we dont like… we miss the parts we actually do like.
Don’t get me wrong, as with most things in life, I think the concept relies heavily on the matter of balance. One should be weary of becoming overly content… but yet not so weary that the practice of contentment is skipped over entirely.
Personally, I think I need to be slower with my desire to forge ahead; constantly wanting to get out of my present state is tiring… & I end up missing a lot. To quote Ecclesiastes… “there is a time for everything, & a season for every activity under heven.” Don’t let that concept become something you hear but never truely listen to; It can very easily become a cop out:
We fill our head with excuses, such as… “oh, now isn’t the right season.”
But is there really a “right” season? …A season is a season, theres no need to overanalyze it. The season you’re in right at this very moment is important whether you choose to acknowledge that or not. It may not be giving you the desires of your mind… put it surely is shaping your heart. So, let the shaping happen.
Stop rushing to the happiness that appears to be on the opposite side from where you’re standing. Because I gaurentee, once you get to that happy “greener grass” place… the next yard is going to look even greener. & the cycle continues… and “the world spins madly on”… and we miss out.
Don’t miss out.
Acknowledge where you are.
& stop trying to change it.
Change will come when it’s supposed to.
Let God work through your life on his time… not yours. Your timing sucks. His is perfect.
Resolve not to worry so much, and embrace the learning and growing season just as much as the “well-done” season.
Enjoy the fine details in life; details are a gift from God… don’t waste the gift. :)
Praying you find contentment this week!
Thanks for reading. You make me happy.