One week ago our lives changed. 7 days. 168 hours. It’s amazing how you can look at one week from so many different angles. We often say that time flies, but I think your perspective on just how fast it goes depends on which end of the flight you’re on. For example…

One week to live

One week until the baby is due

One week from the test results

One week from the wedding

One week until school starts

One week until summer break

I find myself thinking “hey, it’s only been a week” and two minutes later saying “’s been a week already”. This is a process and I’m a guy that struggles with patience. It’s an area where I have been refined more than once. Obviously it’s an area which needs to be constantly refined. That’s how I am choosing to see this situation. There are lessons to be learned. There is refining which needs to take place. Each day is another opportunity to realize more about myself and lean into what God intended for the next 24 hours.

My guess is that you’re probably in the midst of a week too. Maybe it’s 7 days from something special. Maybe it’s 7 days from something you’re not looking forward to. Stay encouraged friends. Look for what these moments teach us because they are always teaching us something.

How can I pray for you this week?