Have you ever had the season where you see the avalanche coming but it’s either going to overtake you or get on top of it and surf through it all…Well, this is the first time in a long time my season is upon me. I have had to step back and take a big breather and try to dust off my surfboard. Preparation is going to be my key in coming out the other side with lessons learned and pass the tests that lay ahead of me. I am not one to handle these seasons very well. I am usually get very overwhelmed and begin to sound like a dripping faucet. Dreading every bit of it and never find the joy in it all.
So how do you find joy in the midst of a crazy season? Really? I have seen people walk around and they seem so happy all the time. You know those type the ones that have a bounce to their step and slide in their groove and when they speak it sounds like they are singing to you. Those people would get on my nerves. Like really how can you be so happy and joyful. Do you know the world we live in? Do you know the circumstances I am in? Do you ? Can you say…ouch! Lets just say “repenting was there knocking too.”
I would clash horribly with these type of people not because I didn’t like them but I didn’t know the “secret” of there life. I was jealous that they could be so happy and I sat here so miserable.
What was there secret?…….You ready…..Take a deep breath and breathe out……IT WAS THERE CHOICE! Yep, they decided to keep joy in there lives instead of allowing circumstances to drag them down. WOW! That blew me away. I am reading the book “Choose Joy” Kay Warren, after a friend of mine said to me “you have to make a chose to have JOY in every situation.” When I heard that a spark went off inside me. I felt like the fire that I had been so desperately trying to light was finally lit.
Joy is a CHOICE……
So here I am at the mountaintop looking down and seeing all the busyness ahead of me…
- First time homeschooling ….Find Joy
- My husband is returning to college this fall…Find Joy
- 2 weddings within months of each other….Find Joy