I was looking up blog prompt ideas this morning, and one in particular asked, “What do you love about life right now?”
The truth is, this has been a crazy emotional last few days. The hormones in my body must be raging out of control right now, because sometimes the tears just keep on coming no matter what I do! It’s super draining and exhausting… and it probably doesn’t help that I can’t seem to get enough sleep for the life of me.
But I appreciated the prompt this morning. What do I love about life right now?
I love that it is fall and that the days are becoming more and more crisp outside. I was just talking to someone yesterday about the seasons, and shared that I always love the start of a new season because I love change. So when the summer heat gives way into the cool, freshness of fall, it’s like something wakes up inside of me. The same thing happens when the first snow starts to fall in winter, or the springtime sun starts to poke its head out to warm up the earth.
I love that Ryan and I have been so productive around the house lately. On Monday we spent a huge chunk of the day setting up our nursery… and granted, it still kind of looks like a baby bomb went off in there, but it is one step closer to being “ready”.
I love that I get to spend so much of my time being creative. I am so thankful for the creative mind that God has blessed me with, and it’s truly a joy to have so many opportunities to use it in my workspace. I think without that outlet I would go a little bit crazy!
And I love that God has been using even the hard moments lately to help me learn to trust in and lean completely on Him. A few days ago I was journaling on Isaiah 26:3, which in the Amplified version says that God will “keep in perfect and constant peace the one who’s mind is steadfast (that is, committed and focused on [Him]—in both inclination and character).”
The words “perfect and constant peace” really struck a cord in me because nothing could possibly seem more appealing than that. Peace is not a word I throw around lightly. I can’t imagine the thought of perfect and constant peace… but if it is possible, I want it. And by the sounds of this verse, a big step towards attaining it is training my mind to be wholly committed to and focused on God.
So I’ve asked Him to help me with that. And I love that I can already see the ways He’s been doing so over the past few days. I love that I can see growth happening in my life. It’s been painful growth… but maybe it wouldn’t really be growth at all without a few growing pains. So I love the growing pains. Because they represent progress.
What do you love about your life lately?