We seek the next great thing, our next step, our future success.
For some this may be a feat of genius planning, for others, life changes in an instant. How do we handle this ebb and flow?
In my life I have not experienced any major trauma. Yes, I have lost loved ones, had family and friends move away, but I have not experienced severe loss. While this is a blessing, it often makes me wonder what is coming down the pike.
Along time ago I heard a sermon (or message if it was at a non denominational church, I can’t remember where) that speaks to this point. Now if you are not a churchy person, do not fret it will still apply.
The concept was this; while we need to enjoy and celebrate the “high” points in our lives and be present, we should also prepare for what is next for we know a “low” point will be coming. – On the surface that sounds extremely pessimistic, but I live by this and can tell you it is not.
When we are prepared, we can handle whatever is thrown our way. If we are naïve and expect to be filled with all the blessings and joy forever more, we will be extremely disappointed and unprepared for any challenges.
Throughout our lives, the ebb and flow is inevitable, but how we prepare and respond is what creates stability.