This year has been one wild ride. I have a distinct feeling that it’s not over yet, either. Just the past month alone has been crazy with new opportunities and adventures. I can’t believe everything I have been able to do, from fancy tastings to birthday trips. I am truly blessed.
Since the end of the month is upon us, I wanted to take a moment to kind of mentally purge my thoughts for the beginning of a new month. This month was awesome, but there were a few moments of reflection that I wanted to exhale before entering into a brand new month full of its own craziness.
I have amazing friends. They threw me a surprise party that was absolutely wonderful, but more than that. They are there for me at any moment, and they allow me to be there for them too. They encourage me in my spiritual walk, and challenge me with new perspectives on topics I thought I completely understood. They temper my own outlandish, dramatic disposition with a quiet desire to be still in my own thoughts.
That said, I feel very complacent lately, maybe even oblivious to the real world around me. It’s very easy to stay in my bubble with my job at home and my friends who all go to my church. I never really have to step outside of that, and I really should. A few times this month, I saw firsthand the hatred and selfish greed that rips out hearts and replaces it with a consuming fear. The love of Christ is so very needed right now and I need to do what I’m called to do.
I realize that I’ve been dealing with my own stuff these past couple of months, but God has blessed me beyond my imagination with people in my life and conversations that I feel enabled me to heal a lot quicker than I thought I would in a lot of ways, though I know I still have a long road ahead. I really feel like God is about to do something really big, and I want to be a part of that movement. Because when He moves, it’s pretty amazing.
I’ve really been challenged lately to focus more on God. To feel his peace and to make Him the focus of each and every day. It is SO easy to become complacent. Thank you for this beautiful post!