Alarm goes off, I’ve been dreading getting up ever since I went to bed last night. Here we go again with another day. My half-awake brain straining to remember if anything fun is happening today or if it’s just another normal day.
Sometimes French doesn’t come easy, sometimes I feel like I have so much left to learn in the culture, then I start to question, “Why are we doing this again?”
But God’s been bringing something into my mind a lot lately, and it’s really affecting my daily life. The concept of every moment having the possibility of counting for something, for something that really matters.
The more I think about what matters, the more everything else seems futile and like a waste of time. I’ve also found myself feeling happier.
When I woke up in the night and couldn’t go back to sleep, I was frustrated, but realized I could use it as a time to count my blessings.
The other evening I was walking home and just feeling discouraged, I asked God to help me be able to do something that actually would matter, and that night I was able to do something very small, but that I think helped someone out.
Washing dishes can matter, if I wash while singing “I’ve Got Peace Like a River” and reflect on the fact that I haven’t always had peace and remember what a true treasure it is.
A moment can matter if it starts with my doubts and worries and turns into taking it before God with thanks. Philippians 4:6-7
Lately I’ve been struggling with what in our day in age people call “mommy guilt”. But God is helping me to remember to breathe a prayer “Give me wisdom!” before talking to my kids about disobedience. God has also given me unexpected times of good conversations or ways to show love, that I hadn’t planned out at all. And I believe that those things matter…like for real matter.
The more I reflect on what matters in life, the less I find myself caring about what doesn’t matter. “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.”-Helen H. Lemmel
You can to do something TODAY, and every single day that really, actually matters for eternity!