Seems like everyday now is a crazy national holiday. Yesterday was "National Toasted Marshmallow Day." Tomorrow is "National No Rhyme Day." We have now become a culture full of waisting time on Buzzfeed and wanting to escape our day to day life with some sort of absurd National Holiday that gives us a reason to celebrate. Oh, you have a dog and love ice-cream? Then lets celebrate it!
Whatever happened to finding joy and celebration in the day God has given each of us. Being here, present in our day to day life. Rather than here physically, and distracted mentally. There is so much life we are missing distracted by all of these comical thingamajigs. An escape we are disillusioned to believe is better than what lies here and now in front of us. Christ came that we may have life and live it abundantly. The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy our lives.
Having the mindset we need to escape, and always have something better, is not living life abundantly. Comparison is the thief of joy. God didn't come for you to compare your life to others. We are all looking for better, desiring what the world says of us. Because somehow because I love the color yellow, makes my hippie name sunflower, my job a writer, and my celebrity boyfriend Ryan Gosling. No one cares who your celebrity boyfriend would be, or your job in another life should be.
After my Buzzfeed results. Now what? It still leaves me empty. I celebrated "National Icecream Day," and it got me 200 extra calories I didn't need. All of these getaways are leaving us empty. None of it is really true, or fixing the problem. Our unhappiness isn't a result of not having everything the world has to offer. Our unhappiness is a result of not having enough Jesus. Jesus is the only fountain of life. And Jesus was and is the only thing that will ever satisfy you.
Sure, I can declare today "National Pastor's Wife Day," because why not idol ourselves and celebrate something so seasonal and minuscule that isn't even our identity. Christ is our identity. Why not celebrate the one that will leave us thirsty no more. When we wake up celebrating Jesus, we will start being satisfied in our day to day lives. Jesus makes our ordinary extraordinary. He turns our weeping into dancing. We don't need another temporary holiday to give us a smile. But we need an everlasting joy that we will only find in Christ.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor