Hi and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am delighted that you decided to stop by and visit with me. You are always welcome around my table. I have been thinking about a phrase that comes from the Old Testament. Do not despise the day of small beginnings. For too many years I focused upon the destination, “When”. Unknowingly, I bought in to the notion that until I got to the “when” I could not feel good about myself or enjoy life. Consequently, I spent much of my time and energy chasing “when’s”.
You see I predicated my worth and value as a person on the value of when. I used when as a sort of thermometer to determine and distinguish my quality of life. To make matters worse I also adopted other peoples “when’s” as a sort of divining rod to determine how I was experiencing life. Please read my post, Whose Temperature are you Taking? When dangled in front of me like a golden carrot of promise that was continually just out of my reach. When, kept me striving as I attempted to satisfy when’s demands.
In the process, I expended huge amounts of energy. Nevertheless, I was never quite able to satisfy the demands that “when” had for my life.
“When”, kept me from enjoying and celebrating the NOW’s that life was graciously providing. Through a series of events I reached an emotional bottom. In the midst of that emotional bottom I had a spiritual awakening. My spiritual awakening opened my eyes to what was previously hidden from my view. I discovered that the “when’s” of life were working against me. In my struggle to satisfy the demands of “when” I was unable to see the value of NOW.
With my awareness I started making good decisions. I started paying attention to what the NOW’s in my life were wanting to teach me.
As I have grown in my awareness of the NOW’s in life I have slowly been able to let go of the when’s in life. I have come to realize that my NOW’s provide the essential ingredients to empower my process. My NOW’s – circumstances – teach me lessons that prepare me to take advantage of my small beginnings. My small beginnings provide the opportunities that enhance my ability to learn and grow from my experiences.
With my understanding I was slowly able to let go of the “when’s in my life.
As I take advantage of the opportunities provided by my small beginnings I am prepared to take advantage of new opportunities. My experiences consequently become the building blocks that prepare my ability to take advantage of future possibilities. With each new lesson learned I grow in my capacity to use my gifts, talents and abilities. With each new opportunity I am guided in the direction of my destiny. Consequently, I do not have to worry about the “when’s” of life. Instead, I am freed to trust the process, a loving God and my ability to learn from my small beginnings.
Consequently, I take courage in my small beginnings because they are the building blocks of my destiny.
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