"there is a problem when we only focus on the past and the future- The present is all we got. We can never go back. We will never actually "be" in the future. We will only be in the now, in the present."
Sometimes we just have to choose to believe that God actually wants us to do something we love, and that he gave us the things we love for a reason, not just as a break from our "real jobs". There are some bible verses in Ecclesiastes that really remind us of the gravity of work and how it's actually really tragic to not enjoy what you do.
I feel that we need to be wary of hardening ourselves to the feelings that are inside of us for a reason. It is important to not allow ourselves to become so jaded to the point where we have to whistle a happy tune to ourselves that everything is going to be okay and that it must be our fault that we aren't okay with where we are.
We have all fallen into judgmental attitudes to some degree, knowingly and unknowingly. The pointing of the finger happens to all of us, and often, we don't even realize it. When was the last time you were offended? Bitter? Hurt by someone? Offence, unforgiveness, and resentment all go hand in hand with judgment. Even when we just feel hurt by another person, we can unknowingly make a judgment about them in our hearts.
I used to pray for God to “send revival.”... but what if revival is simply us saying yes to Jesus’s command to “heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, and cast out demons” (Matt. 10:8)? What if revival is actually just normal Christianity?
Friendship is the blessing that allows you to let your guard down, be authentic, be messy, silly, and enjoy life through connection. Every heart longs for this. I think God enjoys our friendship too. I think he searches the earth for people he can call his friends.