Wednesday in the Word
It's been a really hectic couple of months, with Hakzai's health scare, wedding clients, new contract events position, and getting married (myself).
It hasn't quite hit me yet that all of these things happened within the span of just a couple short months, and how much has changed, and yet stayed the same.
Our time here truly is fleeting - I remember a year used to feel so long, and now it feels like a year passes by without much of a mark until we sit down and really reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly. I know as Christians, we believe that "all things happen for good" - whether for ourselves and we don't know it, God's Kingdom, or just in the grand scheme of things. However, that doesn't mean we in our myopic world can't feel weighed down by what we deem as bad and ugly in our scope.
I find myself meditating a lot more on Ecclesiastes these days:
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace."
- Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
The timing for everything is really bizarre; I found myself so anxious just a year ago about the prosperity of my company and marriage - and now I am working on events for a large company and married.
I found myself so discouraged in May by a client, and yet I have been reminded and uplifted by all the other things going on.
It's kind of nice to think that God always has a plan ready for us, and surprises us, knowing a lot of times, it isn't what we expect. I think also in hindsight, it is also humbling to recognize that sometimes it does take the bad and the ugly for me to appreciate the goodness of God's plan and sovereignty.
I am looking forward to relaunching the next season of UNASHAMED soon, and also will share more about what's been going on soon with work and events as well!