Do you find yourself asking, “When will this be over?” Or find yourself, saying “I can’t wait when . . . happens.” What about being anxious and growing impatient because you desperately cannot wait until this part of your journey is over . . . anxiously waiting for the “new” thing to happen because you truly believe that if that “new” thing comes, life would be great.
If you have never experienced this nagging, exhausting, antagonizing feeling about a particular season of your life then sis, I would say keep living. If you are one who never gets anxious waiting for the next season because you are hoping and trusting that it will get and be better than where you are now, then maybe this blog post isn’t for you.
This message is for the women who are like me. The women who seem to always get the short end of the stick while everyone else gets ahead at life. Although this may not be true, it sure does feel that way at times. Because that feeling is so intense, you figure that “surely this next phase in my journey must be better”; “I mean anything must be better than this season I’m in now.”
I have and sometimes still do struggle with certain aspects the different seasons of my life, including my current season. I have done the moaning, grumbling, and complaining and it got me absolutely no where. I have whined and threw myself pity parties with a “Life Isn’t Fair” theme and still . . . no where. Through my anger, frustration, sadness, anxiousness, and constant complaining, I still found myself stuck in the season that I so eagerly wanting to end.
Ever gone through this?
I’m learning that no matter what I’m facing in this life/journey, that I have to seize every moment of this. A few weeks ago, I had a moment where I found myself starting to once again think negatively about my current season. Immediately I checked that negative thought and put it into submission. I stopped what I was doing and said a prayer right at that moment; then starting focusing on the positive things that this season has brought/is bringing.
It’s important to check those negative thoughts immediately, and put them into submission. Cast your cares, worries, anxieties upon the Lord for He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).
It was in that moment that I can hear God tell me to seize the moments of this season. Every high and every low, embrace it. I’m still at work in your life.
First, to know that God is still at work in our lives is something to shout about. He loves so much that He is still willing to work with us through our mess. Second, if we don’t slow down, we will run the risk of missing God in our current seasons. We have to embrace all that is happening because seasons change. The very thing you find yourself feeling anxious to pass by, may be the very thing you’re going to wish you had in the next season.
Everything that is happening now is preparing you for what’s to come. Don’t miss what God is trying to show you in this season by being in such a hurry to move on to the next thing. Take the time to look at all of the positive things happening now. If you can’t find it, then ask God to show you. Let Him continue to develop you into the woman He needs you to be in order to handle all the things the new season has to offer. Seize the moments of your right now. Know that God is still at work in your life. He has you right where you are on purpose and with purpose. Slow down and seize everything God is allowing you to see and experience at this very moment.
Father, thank you so much for never giving up on us even when we wanted to give up on ourselves. Forgive us for being so anxious and wanting to rush this current season. Your word says that we are to not be anxious about anything but to be prayerful about everything. So we are praying that you calm our spirits. Help us to see you and to see the good that you are doing in our “right now”. Help us to be the women that you have called us to be, and the women you need us to be for the next part of our journey. In Jesus name, Amen.
Remember this: Though you are imperfect, you are loved by a perfect God!