This got me to thinking!
Whenever I have seasons of unmet expectations, I always liken it to being “stuck” in a dessert. I have a hyper imagination, so I imagine sitting under a dry brittle, leaf-less tree as I watch tumble weeds roll down the mounds of sand. I imagine that no life exists here. Nothing exciting here and nothing worth my time.
But the reality is, My desert can be an oasis, …but only if I let it. The moment I lay down “my” unrealistic expectations of life – or this tiny moment therein, I realize that even the parts of my story that takes me threw the desert, can still bear good fruit, be meaningful and produce praise-worthy moments. Just like the desert that is my home!
The moment I stop reaching for the sea and appreciate the dessert, I transform. My scenery doesn’t have to change, for there to be change.
I can then start to admire the tiny budding flowers, the desert animals that always have enough to eat and the beauty just in front of my face. I then start to see the “now” as the road map to what’s next, and not the stumbling block that should not be. I give birth to experience, growth, maturity and Change. I tap into the hidden beauty of my very own desert! (And, it doesn’t look nearly as bad as my imagination says it does, I just need to LOOK a little closer. 🙂 )
My personal takeaway notes: The desert is simply what you make of it. So, stop giving room to excuses and make you a personalized desert oasis – right here, right now!