I came into this year with no preconceived resolutions. I decided I wasn’t going to enter in to the added pressure to live up to expectations put on myself that in the past have fallen by the way side during the first month.
I heard some great advice about living a full life in the season that you’re in right now. Not putting things off until your next season. Not waiting to see what your season looks like to dictate whether its going to be a good or bad year for you.
When I was in high school many years ago I couldn’t wait to leave and start the next chapter of my life, looking at my older friends with jobs earning money. When I got there, I realised that my struggle only increased. After five or so years of working I couldn’t wait for my next season, to get married, start a family, again being envious of those around me who were ‘living the dream’
Wow, did I have a lot of growing up to do!
Although I have many great memories of times in my past I tend to come back to this unhealthy way of thinking. A year ago I couldn’t wait until both my kids were in full time school. ‘Now I’ll have time to write and have all the time in the world to start living my life and fulfilling my dreams.’ I’ve now had a year of that and I’m waiting for the next big thing, and the next, and the next.
It’s taken a long time to sink in that this is not a good way to be living my life, waiting and wishing for my next season to be better. I’ve come to realise it is very easy to be envious of others, judging them on their highlights and yourself on your behind the scenes. We don’t see their struggle, only their strength.
Taken from the Bible in Ecclesiastes is states that Everything is beautiful in it’s own time, there is beauty in every season.
I’m going into my 2015 with a positive outlook. I will do great things in my now. I will look for ways to encourage in the little things, I will take great steps of faith in my family life, my health and career, knowing that often the things that I value in life can come from my low season.
Be awesome today,