“Nothing we can say or believe regarding matter is immortal, for matter is temporal and is, therefore, a mortal phenomenon, a human concept, sometimes beautiful, always erroneous.” — Mary Baker Edd.
July is my birth month, and how grateful I am for this far the Lord has brought me since 1986. Yes, I am a Museveni baby and it’s not funny at all but then again it makes me a member of one of the best generations of all times, the Millenial generation.
Anyway, last year had me appreciate more the activity called bible study, cause without it there were matters in my life that I would have thought were constant till death; other than my marriage of course.
Realizing that Nothing is Really Permanent – All Things are Temporary was game-changing. That there are seasons for everything. That love will come in its season, and then hatred will follow suit when it’s due. That sadness doesn’t really last when joy is already knocking at the door to be let in…
From that moment of realization, I gained a great deal of inner peace. The peace that suppresses all human understanding dawned on me almost at the end of the year. Knowing that times are temporary made me incredibly grateful for the blessings in my life.
Somehow all the fight in me left and only confidence that tomorrow is another day with better or worse matters to face, but today was the day that the Lord had made and rejoicing was a must. This made me revel in the everyday wonders that surrounded me. To the extent of deciding to work on my alertness and attention to everything and everyone around me. I am soaking in every moment, wonderful ones mainly.
Comfort is achieved with the knowledge that all of it is temporary. That I will not stay there in that position forever, that there is more to the story than meets my eyes or even my ears. This helps me stay in the moment with less anxiety about what will happen tomorrow.
I get it. When times seem tough, it can feel like it will never end. But looking back all that made me worry, panic and anxious did eventually pass. And even if it hasn’t passed yet, for now, there is an acknowledgment that it will.
So if you are afraid of the matters in your life being constant, remind yourself that change is the nature of the universe. Nothing is static. When I realized that in the end, everything would be ok, fear dissolved by itself.