Introspection

“Daddy said he’s been in an introspective mood lately.”

I was caught a little off guard at the admission. I tend to check in with my children daily, ensure that they have spoken with their dad at least once a day. Several days had passed where they had neither spoken with nor received a text message from him. I admit, I found this concerning. When my son informed me about their father’s introspective mood, I understood.

Nearing 40, myself, I tend to take time to review my choices. Did I make the right decision here? What could I have done differently there? What will I do differently moving forward?

The only thing I really have to say about looking back over the past, is that we just can’t stay there. We have to learn from it and keep moving forward.

I am a firm believer that: “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: And he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: For the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭37‬:‭23‬-‭24‬ ‭KJV‬‬ And if this is indeed true, even those missteps along my path, well God knew about them. And even when I fell, His hand was still holding me. He was still guiding me.

Sometimes, things seem like they are all falling apart. Especially when we don’t understand why events are happening to/around us. But, nothing happens outside of God’s control. He orders the steps of a good man… Rather than falling apart, when we look back, sometimes we see that things were actually falling into place.

When you look back, or find yourself in an introspective mood, look back with a positive attitude. Remember that everything that has happened in your life has happened to bring you to where you are, and to take you to where you are going.

*Original image courtesy of A.B.

3 comments

  1. It’s so much easier to see the hand of God in what has happened than where we are. Which is why we can have a greater hope in the present because of God’s faithfulness in the past.

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