I’ve been struggling to find a topic to write on because, I usually draw my topics out of experiences that are prevalent in my life. And now, I am riding with the waves, nothing dramatic or crazy is happening, which is something new to me. That sounds super extra, but honestly, I feel like my life always has some kind of crazy events constantly happening. Recently, I am just so content with where I am, and I could not be happier.
One day, I was thinking about what I should write on next, and nothing was coming to mind. I was sitting on the couch, listening to worship music, and I began to journal. I wrote about what was happening in my life or really, lack thereof, and all of the sudden, this idea that I was “riding the waves” was really weighing on my heart. I kind of brushed it off and when I was finished, I laid there listening to the music, then I decided to pick up my bible. One of my favorite things to do is open my bible to a random page and read whatever chapter it is open to. I flipped to a page and it opened to James chapter 1.
I began to read the first chapter of James and verses 4-6 began to speak directly to me. “And let perseverance be perfect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it. But he should ask in faith, not doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed about by the wind.” – James 1:4-6
There I sat on the couch, stunned by the God moment that had just happened. And ever since that day, waves became my thing. They represented more to me than just some basic thing like loving the beach. Waves were a symbol that no matter what happens in life, I know I am not able to control everything, and sometimes I have to just let myself be carried by the waves, whether they are good or bad. God will carry me through the waves until they calmed, therefore there is no reason for me to be anxious.
From that moment of realization, it felt as though a little weight had been lifted off of me. Not soon after, an ad popped up on my social media about a necklace, when I went to the website, I found a wave necklace staring at me through my screen. I knew that is exactly what I needed, and now I never take it off.
It’s almost a weird feeling of not having anything happening in life, just floating along with the waves. But it is so amazing to just be content with life. This was a hard concept for me to wrap my head around, being happy exactly where I am was never really my thing. Although, so far it is pretty freaking cool being able to just be so joyful every morning just to know that you are so excited for your day to begin.
So, to the girl who is content where she is, YAY! Life isn’t all about the bad and just being happy is so good! Being able to share your happiness with others is contagious, if you can make someone’s day a little better, there is nothing more you can ask for. Be content and continue to ride the waves. Obviously, not every day is going to be sunshine and rainbows, but the days that are, learn to value and be grateful for every aspect of life. Through the calm and the storm, ride it out, and be content with wherever the waves take you.