I know I’ve posted this before, but I need to regularly remind myself of moments like this.
I could hear the little finch, but couldn’t see him clearly. He was jumping around near the top of the tree, and I was getting frustrated trying to get him in frame. Then I felt God’s presence. He told me to enjoy the moment, instead of being obsessed with trying to capture it. I’m pretty good at turning wonderful experiences into stressful tasks, so his words weren’t easy.
I closed my eyes, took a breath, and relaxed my shoulders. I told Jesus I was giving him the moment, letting him bring meaning to it, rather than letting my frustration waste it. In his peace, I opened my eyes. I could feel his joy in the bright sky, the blossoming tree, and the beautiful bird. And then the little guy smiled for the camera.
Regardless of what opportunities or challenges this day holds, God’s grace is more than enough to empower you to deal with them brilliantly. You get to live from a place of resting in him in all you think and feel, and in how you respond to your circumstances, relationships, and every little finch moment.
“He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).