Sometimes I'm just in a funk, either I'm lacking inspiration or I'm bored or I'm sad or whatever the case may be. So I find myself doing three things: writing, reading and/or traveling. And one or all of those three things seems to always reach and pull me out of my funk. Today it's all three, but I'll just focus on the reading aspect. Everyday I read My Utmost for my Highest, a daily devotional by Oswald Chambers. And one day, Feb 18 to be exact, the devotion spoke specifically to me. I came across it again today, and I wondered how often I prevent myself from truly enjoying life. It talked about how we can get caught up in missed opportunities and the past and how it keeps us from growing. But God tells us to get out of our funk and get on to the next thing.
It reminds me a lot of a couple years ago when I simultaneously lost my job and boyfriend. It was one of the hardest times of my life, and even harder because I couldn't move on. I could not accept the reality of my situation, desperately holding on to the what-if's and how-come's of my life. After much struggling I finally found resolution and peace in God and His soft voice guiding me to move on to the next thing.
So again, in my funk, lacking inspiration and lamenting on things of the past, God's gently urging me to move on to the next thing. And this time, I'm excited about what's happening right now in the present. (Although I was pretty disappointed in didn't snow this past weekend as forecasted...maybe I'll see it this weekend?)