This summer is actually a little bit different. I have a job (read: something to actually do) this summer, so I've been busy and not sitting around wishing time away. Maybe it's because this 5th year/victory lap is not going to be the same as years' past, and all of my friends will not be walking the Samford sidewalks with me. For whatever reason, the countdown never actually made it from pen to paper. However, I'm still longing, longing, longing to be back in my home sweet home of Birmingham. I've started telling anyone who will listen how many days until I hit the highways on my journey "home" . . . 31 to be exact. But am I missing out on the place and opportunity God has called me to because I am in a daze of passing time? Someone called me out on that recently. Actually, a couple of people. "Stop wishing your life away." "Enjoy now." I feel certain they are right. I'm excited to go back, but I need to stay in the now. I'm trying to listen to the Lord's voice and meditate on this verse as well:
"Whatever you do, work HEARTILY, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ."