That Wasn’t So Bad, Was It?

Most of us tend to get ourselves hyped up over things we have never experienced. Maybe it’s a colonoscopy, prostate exam, dental work, or even major surgery. Afterward, someone may ask if it was as bad as you thought.

The same can be true when we compare things to the way they are now. Some people take a new job with the thoughts that the “grass will be greener on the other side”, only to discover that where they came from wasn’t so bad. That horrible boss wasn’t so bad. That ex spouse wasn’t so bad. That pastor wasn’t so bad. You get the point.

So many of us waste our lives looking for a better future when what we have now is a wonderful blessing. Stop anticipating your kids being grown because you’ll look back and wish you had that time. Savor every moment. Enjoy the season in which God has planted you, so you can look back with no regrets. 

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  1. “So many of us waste our lives looking for a better future when what we have now is a wonderful blessing.”

    Such a truth!
    One of the things I’ve been doing to stop and combat this thought process is to speak out loud: “Bless the Lord o my soul and forget none of His benefits….”
    By the time I’ve started saying out loud the things I’m grateful for, I usually have some respite until something triggers this unwise and unproductive process.

    Totally agree, enjoy the season for which God has planted [me]”

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