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Seasons

It’s been a while. I haven’t posted for lots of reasons. Many of which are hard to write about so I’ll spare the details. As a quick game of catch-up, I’ve been in America the past few weeks on vacation. I got to see some of you, and missed a lot more of you. I’m currently back in China on the bus going back to my apartment.

To cut straight to the chase, I’m going through a changing of seasons. It’s weird because I knew that I would, but I didn’t think it would be as major of a season as it has turned out to be. It’s changing and changing fast.

We live so quickly sometimes. I have seen my family a measly 5 weeks out of a whole year. I live 9,000 miles away from where I was born. I haven’t been able to put my words to paper. My brain has just been full of random half-wit thoughts. I haven’t had time to actually sit down and just be a human, which is great in part because it means that I have a very full life with people I love and who love me, but it really sucks because when I finally do sit down and just let my brain catch up to what has been happening around me it ends up being, well, really shocking.

I hit a wall pretty hard back in May. Not sure why, but it happened. I call it burnout. Probably from a culmination of several things. Several things that I won’t go into detail about here. The point I’m trying to make by saying all of this is that I’m recommitting, and I’m asking you to join me.

I’m not saying that you have burnt out like I have; most of you probably haven’t. But if you have, there’s no better time than today to recommit yourself. There’s a scripture that has been ringing in my head over the summer and that’s Luke 9:23. For those of you who don’t remember or may not have a Bible accessible, here’s what it says:

“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”

It’s all about what we are doing today. Are we committed to a cause? To a goal? Maybe not even a spiritual one, maybe to a best friend or loved one. Maybe things have come up that have made you terrified to trust again and you just don’t see the point. Maybe you have had a difficult time readjusting to this new season you are in and you can’t see a way out of the depression that has surrounded you.

It’s not about the battles that you’ve fought in the past, and it’s not about the battles you will undoubtedly face tomorrow. It’s all about today and what you’re doing to take advantage of this time. Right now.

Happy Labor Day, everyone! Enjoy your hotdog.

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