Saturday, July 6, 2013

Such a time as this

All five ladies share the same age. Two celebrated their birthdays in June,
this year. Two just returned home from abroad to spend their
respective vacations with their families in the country.
Everyone goes through a life phase. Birth, childhood, teen life, young adulthood, adulthood, marriage, marriage issues, separation, annulment, empty nest, illness, perimenopause, menopause, old age, the list can go on. Such is life. It is very dynamic. It is constantly moving. We celebrate our victories; we mourn our losses.
The transition is not easy. Even the most flexible person will stagger and stammer for a time while coping with the transition stage. If one goes through it without a hint of difficulty, I would say that person is super human. Invincible perhaps?
The wise advice is to embrace our humanity. Surround ourselves with a supportive and loving group that will commit to see us through in such a time as this. Entrust the life phase to a caring, comforting, and sovereign God.
If and when the transition period happens to us, let us not resist. Let’s glide along and ease the path. If we need to let go of a baggage, confront a tricky issue, give up something, someone, or anything we deemed no longer relevant because of the new life phase, so be it.
This is the best time to critique, evaluate, and assess what’s important and what’s not. What’s “important and urgent” as taught in the time management quadrant of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Personally, with all our preparations, we may still feel challenged when confronted by such a time as this.

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