Instead of writing my 5,000 word essay right now I am writing this post. Whilst procrastinated and day dreaming about my trip to Spain (39 more days to go), I realized I never really post anything on here unless it has to do with travel. I guess I want to leave a post on here to remind myself of this season that I am currently in. I have mentioned this before but I will again. HITTT is more of a space for myself than for anybody else. It’s a place for me to leave a memories and thoughts for me to one day look back on. Today’s thought I want myself to remember is that life is about thriving and not just surviving.
The last two and half years have been very different years. I have had my fair share of joy, pain, uncertainty, clarity, peace, love and adventure during this time. I feel like during those hard times I was able to just survive. In this new season I found myself struggling with the same struggles of the last. I have realized I don’t just want to survive this time. I want to thrive. In two and half years from now I want to look back and see a thriving Leah. A Leah that despite the struggles, the busyness, the stress, the tiredness and the uncertainty I was able to thrive. I was able to still be a source of life; I was able to still give to others even when I was feeling low and most importantly I was able to thrive.
The word thrive means to grow or develop well or vigorously (thanks Google). That is who I want to be in every season of my life, the good and the bad. I want to grow in every area of my life, I want to develop well in the things God has placed in my life and I want to vigorously live life.
So today, I am deciding to not just survive this season of life. Instead I am going to thrive. I am going to thrive in the busyness, I am going to thrive in my tiredness and I am going to thrive in the uncertainty that life seems to be throwing my life. More importantly I am going to thrive in goodness of knowing the God is always good.
If you are reading this and you feel that life has taken its toll on you. I encourage you to start thriving and stop just surviving. I don’t know how that may look for you and your situation. I do encourage you to begin to live a life now that when you look back on it you can truly say you thrived in every season.
“O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!”