I recently sat down with a good friend who is often frustrated because his heart is in another country and he is waiting to be there and doesn’t want to be here. This frustrates me because he is here now and until he boards a plane and moves there, God has him here for a reason. And he’s missing it! Or at least I think he’s missing it. I could be completely off base. I get it, I really do. I am SO anxious to be someplace else, doing something else. But we’re here, in New York. And next week we’ll be here still. And he calls it complacency and I call it contentment.
Finding glimpses of beauty, inspiration, challenge, wherever you are. New York, Atlanta, Australia, or Colombia. If you want to change your life, you can. Do something about it. Change it. But if you are staying where you are, you better as heck be the very best at being there that you possibly can. Colossians 3:23 is a verse that constantly comes to my mind when pondering things like this. “Whatever you do, work at it WITH ALL YOUR HEART! As working for the Lord, not for men”. And I know this is talking about working. Not living. But…it can’t be that different can it?
Sometimes its not about making it a big adventure or a challenge bigger than the last. Sometimes its just about spending quality time with a friend who loves you. Please, never miss an opportunity to bless, encourage or strengthen a friendship just because you are looking for a bigger challenge.