I’m not sure if it’s only that I am getting older or that my faith is getting stronger but I find that some of the things that used to burden me, no longer seem to shake me.
I am in a good place right now. My heart is happy and I’m content. I don’t drive a brand new car or live in a fancy house. Heck, right now, I don’t even have a job!
But you know what I do have? I have people who love and support me. People who see how much better I am doing right now than I was a few months ago when I didn’t even realize how frazzled and worn out I was myself!
It’s only February and I’m not sure if it’s that I am more aware of God’s goodness or that his blessings have really been more abundant in my life lately but this year has been really, really good so far.
Last night, I found myself thinking that any other season of my life, I would have been too busy trying to fix things that are beyond my control to realize how much God is working in my favor. I would have been sitting at the doorsteps of the doors that have been shut instead of seeing the ones that have been opened. But not this time!
The thing about looking at things in retrospect with gratitude in our heart is that it allows us to see things that we didn’t perceive in the moment.
Looking back on my life, I am now able to see that all the wrong turns, chance encounters, and coincidences, were not just that. They were all part of God’s plan to get me to where I am!
And where I am today is in my backyard with a cup of coffee by my side, a book waiting to be read, and the realization that “it’s winter and I’m not even sad”…
I know that spring will come!!