When I was younger, I thought I had life figured out. I thought I was good to go in terms of being great in the world. I thought I was set. I mean, I’ve been through some heavy experiences in my childhood, and I got through them, so that must mean I’m just fine.
But, thinking about my growth from then till now,
it’s really funny to think of how naive I was about the world back then,
how small my problems truly were then and even now,
how selfish I was then and even now,
and how It is impossible to have life all figured out.
Praise God for bringing experiences into our lives to strengthen our character, yet soften our hearts. For humbling us so we open our eyes to seeing how blessed we are, and how we still have so much to understand. For blessing us with constant change, so we may consistently grow into better human beings. For showing us how we cannot continue to build the world by only building ourselves up, but we must build each other up. For giving us opportunities to discover more and more about His greatness, His glory, His creation. For constantly loving us, despite our flaws and inflictions.
Ah, still so much to learn.
Praise Him, yes yes.
At the first sermon of Reality SF of 2014, Francis Chan spoke about a guy who lived everyday like it was thee best day ever. I as well as many other people thought, that sounds exhausting, and impossible considering the trials we go through everyday.
But as we approach the third month of the year, I can honestly say that everyday so far has been thee best day ever. Even with the trials of a packed schedule, my sin of discontentment, my temporary moments where I lack faith and energy, with God everyday is glorious and amazing.
With nights out enjoying good music, it’s thee best day ever.
With days in recovering and catching up on a good book, it’s thee best day ever.
With days with stress, or self-doubt, or selfishness, God shows my faults and helps me with a tender heart, making that day thee best day ever.
With days filled with sad news, bringing people together, it’s thee best day ever.
With the predictable work schedule in a position where I’m ready to move on, every day is the best day ever.
Seeing things in context, in a perspective of patience and love, and taking moments throughout your day to speak and listen to God, growing in relationship with Him, you open your eyes and your heart to the beauty of love and faith in Christ. I am constantly drowning in his Grace, I am receiving when I do not deserve. I am intertwined in a beautiful dance with Him where the movement and music is never ending.
I am grateful, I am blessed. God never intended us to have a bad life, throwaway days, where we cannot see or feel hope, faith or love.
He wants the best for us, everyday.
We have to want that for ourselves and each other as well.