for the first time in six years I’m not changing diapers. i know that sounds trivial to some of you but in my world this month this is as good as it gets. the day we brought our daughter India home from the hospital was the day that our son Gavin was officially potty trained. now India has discovered the joy of getting treats when she “makes the potty yellow”. the feeling of freedom from diapers in our house today is exhilarating. this means I can now laugh about the time we were at a Chick-Fil-A and Gavin dropped a nugget of his own on the floor as we were walking out the door. that season has now passed and I can genuinely say that I’m glad to be saying goodbye.
life is built around seasons.
seasons where it feels like all you do is change diapers.
seasons where it feels like all you do is report home to parents who are waiting up for you at 1130p.
seasons where it feels like all you do is react out of anger.
seasons where it feels like all you do is buy your meals with a credit card because you don’t have the cash.
seasons where it feels like all you do is confess your lust after another round of pornography.
seasons where it feels like all you do is complain about your church boss “not getting it”.
we were born to be free. we were never meant to live in bondage, pain or immaturity. you have to believe that there is another way and another day that your life will be defined by something more. but to get to that day where you can turn the page and begin to write a new chapter in your life, you have to get back up and fight. new seasons in our lives don’t come by turning pages on a calendar. they come from people willing to do whatever it takes to fight for a new life.
what might you need to do that is sacrificial, painful, vulnerable, daring or challenging to fight your way out of this season that you’re in? if you knew your life depended on fighting differently than you are, would you do it? there will be another season for you. i pray that season begins today.