My husband asked me on my 30th birthday last week, “what season of life has been the best?” It is always hard for me to answer questions that have the word ‘favorite’ in them.
As I reflected it seemed that I kept repeating the same phrase, “if I had known how good I had it”. It seemed that in looking back over my life each of the seasons had some very special things about them. If I would have understood during those seasons just how special these things were that would’ve been my favorite season of life. In talking this through I realized that the current season of life, the one I am living right now is my favorite. I say this because I am currently able to enjoy and cherish most moments. Whether moments at home with my little kids or moments at work with big kids (college athletes) or quiet moments with the Word of God. The last 6 months I have experienced God’s grace in being able to enjoy the present. I have been able to be content with where He has me in the moment. This is truly the work of the Holy Spirit and God’s grace because by nature I am a restless, planner, with the challenge of being still and not worshiping the idol of productivity and efficiency.
I am grateful for this season of life. I know will not last long in the scope of things. I am grateful for God’s Word that so clearly instructs me to live in the now. I pray that I will not slip back into my sinful ways of missing what God has for me in the moment. I pray that I will fight the devil as he tries to steal my joy by making me burdened with guilt or busyness.
“Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” James 4:12-15
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:33 & 34