If you look back over the course of your life, you will recognize pivotal moments. Moments in which your life or situation changed within a blink of an eye. And before you know it you are in another season and yet again, back at the bottom of a new level. As the new battles you'll face and the new blessings are poured out, you get a more faint memory of where you just were. Suddenly your only focus is now getting to the top of this new mountain you're climbing.
How many of us have walked through life like zombies? Going from one level to the next and never truly valuing where we already are? I remember back in college when I studied Aristotle, there was this branch of thought focused on what he would call virtue ethics. Meaning that if you are always doing something for the sake of something else you will never be fulfilled. You'll just continue to keep searching for something that never exists. What I learned then and even more so now is that you must learn to value each moment.
The true virtue of life is basking in the fullness that it offers no matter where you are. Becoming content and developing a sense of peace no matter how chaotic life may seem. Understanding that every circumstance is simply a puzzle piece that God is fitting into a greater whole. Trusting that everything will work together for your good, despite how you feel. Learning to treat each puzzle piece God gives you as if it's your last.
"I won't focus on the masterpiece but yet I'mma keep holding my puzzle piece..." - Sun'Ray
“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
Philippians 4:11-13 NIV
Song Meditation: Satisfied by The Walls Group
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Recite this prayer:
Dear Lord my Heavenly Father, help me to be still in you. Teach me to be content no matter the circumstances or situations I am facing. Develop in me a desire to see the fullness of your presence in the place I am in. May I not neglect the signs and wonders you show me now, to just get to the next thing. Show me Lord how to find you in even the smallest of things. Flood the eyes of my heart with your light and draw me into closer intimacy with you. This I ask Father in the most humble but boldest of ways. I put a demand on heaven to answer my solemn request. Thank you Father for hearing me and for replying.
In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
Though it may have been a difficult time for you, what's one moment in your past where you wished you embraced the moment more? How will you apply what you hoped you did then into your life now?