We don’t always recognize the “moments” in our life until they pass. We can only hope that they were captured in a photograph and not just a memory. Everyday is filled with “moments.” Everyday is filled with opportunities and chances that could lead us in a different direction. When we are faced with life-changing decisions, those are the moments we should seize. Sometimes, you don’t need to weigh the pros and cons. Sometimes, you just need to take that leap of faith. Sometimes, you just need to lean in for that kiss. Sometimes, you just need to seize the moment.
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When I think about surrender, its when the battle has been lost, all hope is gone and there is no victory in sight. Its when things are in dire circumstances. Surrender seems like voluntary defeat. You raise a white flag simply to live to fight another day. What if I told you that surrender was empowerment? What if I told you that surrender is rest? What if I told you that surrender is submission? Well, it is. Surrender gives us an opportunity to let someone else take the wheel. Surrender is losing control…and its ok. Surrender gives us the opportunity to recalibrate and take off our cape.
I went to a superhero birthday party this weekend for a four year old who refers to herself as “SuperSpeed.” I listened as kids declared what their superpowers were as if it were a real thing. To them, it was very real. One little boy went up to his mom and expressed concern about losing his powers. I thought, “what’s my superpower?”
Technically, we are all born with gifts and talents that need to be cultivated. What are you good at? What do you love to do? What can you do effortlessly? That’s your superpower. Writing is my superpower. Being a mom is my superpower. Being a wife is my superpower. I can do these things in my sleep with the help of my handy dandy “to-do” list. What’s your superpower?
Change doesn’t come easy. It requires us to do things differently, and think differently. It messes up our routine. It takes a little while to get used to before it becomes our “new normal.” Interesting enough, change is always happening. The Earth shifts. The wind blows. The seasons change. Its continual. Yet we act like change is sudden. There are often signs of a shift, but we ignore them. Get ready. Transition is God's way of helping us get ready for the shift that is coming.
Our voices are a gift. We have the ability to speak our desires into existence. We also have the abilities to speak our fears into existence. We can change our reality. We can change our thoughts. We can change our lives when we speak. We have become complacent and comfortable. We are muted. If you are not content with your life its time to speak up!
One of my favorite childhood games was playing hide and seek. As an only child, I typically could not play unless we were visiting one of my mother’s friends or extended family. My friend's daughter likes playing hide and seek, but tends to hide in highly visible locations. I think that most of us don’t like the idea of having to seek anything. We prefere to find things in highly visible locations. We have been conditioned for comfort. We want everything in its designated place in our designated time. Life doesn’t work like that. Usually, we have to wait. We have to pursue. We have to earn. We have to seek. God requires us to seek his face. Love requires us to seek a mate. Dreams require us to seek out opportunities. Destiny requires us to seek out a path. Everything we value requires us to seek. Find comfort in knowing that those who seek, shall find.
I love cherry blossoms. I love how they look when they are in full bloom. Their beauty is something to behold. I imagine that God has the same expectation when he patiently waits for his creation to bloom. We are God’s creation. We are being planted when things feel like we are being buried. It’s dark. It’s uncomfortable. It hurts. It’s all part of the process. We will grow. We will mature. We will develop and we will emerge in full bloom.