This mountain was absolutely freezing. It was in the 80s and hot at the bottom, and absolutely freezing and windy at the top. Thankfully the winds were *only* 81 mph instead of 231 like the record.
It’s funny how I really hate freezing weather. But with how hot it’s been lately, I look at this picture and think “man that would feel good now.” And then when it’s freezing out all I can think about are hot summer days at the pool. LIKE CAN I JUST BE HAPPY EVER?! Not really, honestly. I tell myself I’ve learned how to be content, but in all honesty I haven’t. The grass is always greener somewhere else, there’s always something more that I’m wanting, and my favorite season changes every season of the year. I’m always looking forward to the next season because “that’s” my favorite one. And then it comes, and I think “I can’t wait for the next one.” ____
Maybe you do this too. Maybe you don’t realize you do it because of growing accustomed to the rushed culture we live in. It’s okay to look forward to things and be excited about things coming up. But my gosh, let’s slow it down, not just be present in the moment but present in the season of life you’re in. I find it pretty easy to be present in the moment, but it’s being present in the bigger picture that’s hard for me. There’s things right now that I wish would come to pass soon. There’s things about this season of life that I really don’t like. And it’s so dang hot outside that all I can think about it fall. 😅 Even though I love summer!
I’m learning right now to be present in this season, and maybe you need to learn it with me. I want the Lord to grow me in ways that I need in this season of life, as painful as it is. As nice as that windy cold picture looks right now, I know deep down that when it comes, I’ll wish it was over. New seasons bring new hardships, some that we don’t even anticipate. So let’s just live in the season we’re in and not get too ahead of ourselves.