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)