As my summer break came to a close, so many life events started unfolding at once. Always one to see how many mountains I can move at once, the past several weeks taught me some very important things.
Don’t wait to get your life in order before you start living life because in the blink of an eye everything can change. If you don’t take time to stop and smell the roses, or in my case the incredible scented candles in my cottage, then your body WILL make you stop one way or the other. You WILL have to slow down.
Now having sickness hit at the most inopportune time is never a good thing, but through it so many things were brought into focus for me. It’s so true, it isn’t who we have with us when we reach the top of the mountain, but who are the people in our lives that have been helping us climb all along.
A dear friend of mine recently told me that when she was near me Ruth always came to mind and tonight I received the most beautiful and precious God wink. I took some time to go out to my cottage and when I looked up from writing Ruth’s words seemed to light up my cottage brighter than the candles that illuminated the space.
“Wherever you go I will go & wherever you stay I will stay.” ~ Ruth 1:16
Sometimes the Lord just wants us to rest, to stay where we are because He is working on our road map and before He wants us to continue on our journey He has to align everything so that it fits into His will for our lives. Yes, sometimes we wait due to illness or natural disaster or divorce or death or various and other assorted ways.
The key though is that no matter how long it takes, we must wait and hold on to our faith, even if that faith is only the size of a mustard seed, because the storms of life while pass, the sun will shine again. But while we wait, we need to hold on to those who bring sunshine into our lives, even on rainy and somewhat stormy days.
Accept their unconditional love like a fresh cut bouquet of flowers – forget nothing about these times, both the good and the bad moments, because it is both the good and the not so good times in our lives that mold us into the “one of a kind” gifts that God created us to be.
Take time for what you love and for who you love – trust me, it is THE best medicine ever!!