During the early stages of my divorce I said “I just can’t wait for this to be over so I can so I can get on with my life,” and I said it a lot. Then one day, one of my best friends sent me a devotional they’d read that day. It said, “People tend to think their circumstances determine the quality of their lives. So they pour their energy into trying to control those situations. They feel happy when things are going well and sad or frustrated with things don’t turn out as they’d hoped… Yet it is possible to be content in any and every situation.”
Wow. That hit me like a ton of bricks. (Did it you, too?)
So, I started thinking – Had all the joy really left my life? NO!!
My boys and I had moved into town, we live right next to friends who the boys get to hang out with and play with. We live within five blocks of two playgrounds. I’m connecting with some pretty amazing women from my church. I am closer to God than I’ve ever been before. Life is not bad. Why am I only focusing on the bad? (Knock it off, Lacy!)
That day, I decided to quit waiting on the future and start living for today and soaking in the amazing moments God was giving me (and even intentionally setting the stage for some memorable moments). Now, mind you, it didn’t happen over night, and there are still some days, even now, that get me down. But when I look at my boys, or I pray, I know there is good in every day.
I challenge you to do the same. Start looking for the good in every day. Some days will be harder than others. Some days it’ll seem almost impossible. But every day is given to you by God, for one reason or another.
“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” -Romans 38-39 ESV