Many times I think we challenge ourselves to the point of distraction about if we are in the right place: Are we in the right job, right relationship, right career, right home, suburb, church and so on.
Although self examination isn’t a bad thing, if it robs us of the joy of today then it has tipped the scales.
I guess a lot of it comes down to trust but even more so about being open. Having trust or faith that we are in the right place for this season, no matter how long or short it may be. However being open to all the emotions, experiences and changes in the path that lay ahead.
If we remain open we are free to experience and enjoy the now, to learn all that it can teach us and for us to impact those around us in the best possible way.
Being open means when a door closes, we don’t linger banging our head waiting for it to give way, we move on knowing that another has or will open up. That new opportunities, experiences, relationships and joys are just waiting around the corner.
All seasons bring new experiences, challenges and opportunities for growth and circumstances to develop our character or dampen it if we are not alert and prepared.
Caution sounds a warning though, we shouldn’t be so occupied by thoughts of change that we don’t fully commit ourselves to now. Bloom where you are planted, at whatever stage your family is at, or your career or relationship, trust it is where you are meant to be and give it your best. Don’t waist precious time and energy wishing things were different or forcing the next season before its due time.
“So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.” (James 1:4)