Moving. Usually an exciting thing. The newness of it all. A fresh start. New beginnings. But two…three……..four weeks after, when you’re still digging through boxes to find that belt or important tax paper, you wonder if you will ever feel settled. You rearrange your cupboards four different ways. Will I ever have a place for everything?
Life. Can be an exciting thing…especially when that next big event comes around. College. A first adult job. A relationship. A new nephew. But what about the in between times? The every day. The every moment. Sometimes…or dare I say often times…….we find ourselves in seasons of walking through a process.
Could I learn to be content with being in the process? How long do the exciting things last? And how much more time does the process take? And when you finally make it through one thing, doesn’t it seem that the next process begins? Could I learn to see the process as beautiful? Could I ask the Lord to open my eyes and embrace each moment as meaningful?
My desire is to see beauty in the process. But the reality is that I truly want to be happy, excited, and feel good all the time. But I’ve found that’s not reality. Reality is that most of my life will be spent in a process. Jesus, help me to learn joy in the process. Could this be what Paul was talking about when he said
…I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.
Is the “secret” that Paul is talking about: finding Jesus in the everyday messy life? And if it is…how do I get there? If he learned that he can do all things through Christ’s strength, then does my daily weakness allow Christ to be strong? Or at least remind me that though I may think I’m strong, I am in such need of Him every moment of every day…
Moving. Life. The process.
So many questions. So many thoughts.
Jesus help me to rest in Your strength through the process.