Temporary

This week has been a dream. I move from moment to moment with a sense of anticipation. It feels as if, any moment, something amazing will happen. I am able to do my work with joy, I parent with more patience, my tongue is sweeter, my countenance brighter.

Why? Yesterday, as I looked around at my co-workers weary faces, I wondered, why? Why do I feel so refreshed? Why is my outlook so altered?

I realize that after a weekend like the one I just had, I feel a special call on my life. And so, as I looked around at the hassle-worn faces at the hospital where I work, I felt set apart…as if this job was only temporary.

That’s when it hit me:

It’s all temporary.

This life is fleeting…a mere breath…chaff in the wind…

Scripture tells us these things repeatedly.

This realization took the wind out of my sails a bit. But it also gave me a new perspective.

As children of God, we are set apart.

Our lives are our calling.

I should awaken every day with a sense of anticipation and expectation.

But I cannot do that unless I am filled with His Spirit, just as I was this past weekend.

When I commune with Him daily, and others who are crazy in love with Him, I am filling my soul with His joy.

He fills me.

But first I must offer myself up to be filled.

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Cor. 4:17-18)

Comments

  1. says

    Great thoughts!
    This post reminds me of that old Kansas song, “Dust in the Wind.”

    I need to remind myself of this a lot…especially right now….My back situation is just really wearing me out, so I need to remind myself….”It is temporary!”

    Thanks for sharing this today.
    God Bless,
    Amy:)

  2. says

    What great hope to know the trials of life are but temporary. I pray your peace serves as a great witness to your co-workers.
    In Him,
    Nancy

  3. says

    Laura:
    The calling of Christ follows us wherever we go. I had an encounter today in one of the local craft shopes off the beaten path. I love artists of any variety. I love the fact they they get to do what they LOVE to do. So when I commented to the lady who owned the shop that I loved to write, she asked me about my writing.

    One thing led to another and before long we were talking about real truth (Jesus truth) and she had some questions.

    The quicker we come to some conclusions about our temporary, the better for the world. We need to be ready with an answer when they ask.

    I’m done pretending. What stands to be lost if we keep quiet?

    Eternity.

    Now that’s some perspective.

    peace~elaine

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