I was thinking about the concept of reflection a lot especially at the beginning of the summer. Kind of odd, huh? Reflecting about reflecting?! But it’s true. I was. I was thinking about where an un-reflected life leads. And how important reflecting is to becoming who we are. Who we should be. A better version of ourselves. Who God made us to be.
Last semester I didn’t have much time for reflection. Or better yet, I didn’t make time. But so much happened-as always! I was very thankful to have a summer, especially a May that allowed me to think. About what I experienced. About what kind of person I was becoming. What I liked and what I didn’t. And that made me realize…
An unreflected life does not lead to good things. To who I want to be.
Life happens. Things get thrown at us. People change. We move (on).
Without reflecting, we just react. We don’t ACT purposefully. We also miss out on life. On the little things. Or the big things. We miss out on the gifts that God lavishes us with at every moment. We miss God’s presence in our lives. We don’t see the good.
We become a product of our circumstances instead of letting ourselves be molded by our Creator, the master Molder.
Reflecting isn’t about living in the past. It’s about living in the moment and finding God there. It’s about seeing His hand at work– in the past and present. And making ourselves open to His hand in the future.
May this blog help me remember to reflect. Apparently someone else thought reflecting was important too…
An unreflected life is not worth living.
i leave for chicago in two weeks. Better get preparing for and reflecting on that!!