I'm at that awkward age where I'm old enough to be in charge of myself and whatnot, I'm an adult, but I also still live at home and have to answer to my parents authority. It's fine, I mean, I'm sure I'll miss this time in roughly six or seven months. I'll be kicking myself for not holding onto it better.
Right now, I'm really pushing myself to grow and learn. In ways such as being more helpful around the house, controlling my short temper and quick tongue, and really just cherishing the moment. Each moment is to be valued. It's important. It's something that shouldn't be wished away just because you don't like it, or you want something else. Once the moment passes, you'll never have it back again. Now you may be thinking "Thank God!", but that also means that anything that can be learned from the moment is gone too, as well as any opportunities the moment holds.
I've found that I spend far too much time wishing moments away for before mentioned reasons, or stressing about moments to come. I'm reminded of a verse, Isaiah 26:3, "You keep him in perfect peace (shalom shalom) whose mind is stayed on you. Because he trusts you."
I'm challenging myself, and y'all to do something. Every time you find yourself stressing or wishing away a moment, quote that verse. Make that verse part of your daily life and hold it close to your heart. I don't know about you, but I long for perfect peace.
I'm taking this challenge, what about you?