I took my boys to swim at my parent’s house the other evening, and although the sun had not yet set, the crescent moon was high in the sky.
My boys sat on the steps of the pool and began screaming at the moon, shouting for it to come down and swim with them.
Finally, my two-year-old looked at me and with the most frustrated face I’ve ever seen from him said, “Mama, the moon won’t come down here!”
I gently explained that God put the moon in the sky and it had to stay there.
After a moment of contemplation, my son looked back at the moon and shouted, “Okay, moon! You stay there where God put you!”
Occasionally the words of children are exactly what we need in just the right moment. Stay where God put you.
Often I’m guilty of wanting to make changes. I sometimes don’t like circumstances in my life and I think to myself, “what would it be like if things were different?” When I encounter troubles, I imagine that things would be easier if I had just been born in a simpler time.
But sometimes all I need to remember is that I’m right where God put me– in this moment in time, in this nation, in this family, etc. God knows my past, present and future, and I am right where he wants me to be.
Instead of rushing into changes I hope will someday come, I am reminded to look around and enjoy the many blessings he’s provided by creating me specifically for this fleeting moment in time. I am reminded that living in his will is what he planned for me all along.
Like the crescent moon staying put in the sky, I want to stay right where God put me. There is no greater, more perfect place to be.
Share with me: Have you ever considered how your life would be different if you had been born in another time? If you could have had the choice, in what time period would you like to have lived?