Happy Wednesday. I pray that your week is going well! I want to stay around the topic of “It’s Only Temporary” today as well. I want to bring it to a broader perspective. When you think of the topic It’s Only Temporary you think of trouble or hard times, but the reality is that everything in life – the good and the bad – is only temporary. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 King James Version says:
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
As you can see in this passage of scriptures, there are just as much challenges in life as there are triumphs. What I want to draw from this point is that in every moment whether good or bad there is a lesson to be learned or something to draw from that experience that is meant to make you comprehensively better. So the focus isn’t on whether or not you are in a good place in your life or a challenging place but more-so, what is the lesson I’m suppose to learn right now. Due to the fact that nothing last forever and your present condition is only temporary and liable to change rapidly it’s imperative that you grab the lesson before you miss it.
To grow beyond having moments dictate how you feel, but to treat moments as they are meant for – apparatuses for learning and change, is a true sign of maturity. For the rest of the week, no matter where you fall on the spectrum of life – good times or bad – I want you to remember to receive the lesson out of it.