Carpe diem, seize the day! Whatever day you are in, whatever season; make the most of it. You can’t go back and get a redo!
I just ran 8 miles today. That’s nothing to brag about, but this morning my alarm woke me from an especially good dream. I was tired and I wanted nothing more than to go back to sleep and finish my dream. The last thing I wanted to do was get up, and I definitely didn’t feel like running. Once I finished though, I was so glad I hadn’t slept in and missed my time to run.
Isn’t that just like life? Some days we just don’t want to DO what we’re called to do, but we do it anyways; and then we’re so glad we did.
Who wants to send a child off to kindergarten or summer camp or college? How difficult is it to give away your daughter’s hand in marriage or see your son land his first big job in another state? Who wants to say goodbye to loved ones who move or a friend who passes away?
It’s difficult to turn the page on an especially good season. There are some seasons we just don’t want to leave. We don’t always get to make that choice, and life is not always fair. Time and life rolls on.
And yet more often than not, each new season turns out to be richer than the last, just in a different way.
The truth is we don’t really know what lies ahead. Our best plans rarely turn out the way we envision they will. If we keep Christ the center of our focus, then everything ~EVERYTHING else pales in comparison to the amazing wonders He reveals in each passing season.
Find the treasures of the season you are in, and recognize that you only have it for a time. Appreciate what you have now and welcome what is yet to come.
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.” Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. James 4:13-14