Slowly I am learning that life doesn’t have to be so rushed. I feel like even as a small child I would look forward to when I was older. I remember saying… “I’m 7 and a HALF”. I was always ready to be older. When I was 14, I couldn’t wait to be 16. When I was 16 I couldn’t wait until I was 18. Now, I look back and WISH I could be 18 again!!
I wouldn’t change my situation in life for anything, but it amazes me at how I always seemed to be impatient and ready for the next thing in life. I don’t want to wish my life away. I want to live for the here and now. I want to make an impact.
Right now, tension is high in our house. Luvy is studying hard for his comps, and school started back full force for me. Drop that in with work and daily life, shake it up, and things get a bit hairy.
However, I’m trying to not allow myself to get all worked up. I’m trying to enjoy this time. I will never be a grad student again, I hope! Luvy will never do another PhD. Life will never be like this again!
I’m trying to enjoy this time of our lives. I’m trying to be present and not always be looking forward to what is next.
I don’t want life to pass me by. I want to be active, present, and content with where God has me now. I want to live out God’s purpose in my life. I can’t do that fully if I am always discontent with my circumstances. Besides, if I am always looking to the future, I’ll miss the blessings and lessons God has for me TODAY.
This is super easy for me to type. Living it out is a totally different story. :) I want to challenge everyone, including myself, to just be present. I don’t want to look back when I’m old and gray and realize I was never content in life because I was always looking forward to what was next in life instead of living in the moment.
Sorry to get all serious on y’all tonight, but this is what is on my mind. I have a very exciting new recipe for y’all this week!
Are you always looking forward to what is next, or do you think you do a good job of being content and at peace with your life situations?