Beauty Within The Mundane Moments of Life

Discovering Beauty Within The Mundane Moments of Life

God has filled the earth with so much beauty. Life is a gift, and the chapters within it are so potent with precious memories and unforgettable experiences. But oftentimes, we tend to be so busy during everyday life. So much to the point that many of us no longer practice the beauty of being present. For our minds are usually dwelling on the future, dwelling on our goals, dwelling on our worries and tribulations. But in this season of my life, I have learned the power and significance of resting in the stillness. For in the quiet, I have embarked on a lovely journey of discovering the beauty within the mundane moments of life.

I think many of us are often waiting on the Lord for a breakthrough of some sort. Whether it be a job, a home, a baby, a spouse, some guidance, or healing… the list could go on. Because I have found that the Christian journey has a way of thrusting us into complete dependence upon God. But the period of waiting is something that not many of us delight in. It is a place where our faith is stretched and our level of endurance has no choice but to shoot up as we learn to lean on our Heavenly Father. And though we look forward to the highlights of our lives, the reality is that most of our days often involve ordinary mundane moments, repetitive routines and familiar schedules.

A few years ago I lived a miserable life. But during that time of my life, there was nothing particularly bad about it. What the problem was, was that I despised the mundane moments of everyday life, because my soul was way too focused on the future. I was too focused on getting a breakthrough. Too focused on chasing excitement and continual happiness that I could only obtain from resting in contentment with God. Unfortunately, looking back on my life during those years, I can barely remember any pleasant and happy memories. Because in that present moment, I had the false narrative within my heart that I can only be happy once surprises, breakthroughs, and answered prayers arrived. It wasn’t until I came to a place of surrender in Christ, that I learned to rejoice in Him fully with a content heart.

Sadly I believe that social media and the issue with comparison, truly had a negative impact on my life immensely. Our social media feeds are overflowing with everyone’s highlights, announcements and celebratory life events. And it causes many people (particularly those in a challenging season) to feel as though their life is less than, even to the point of feelings of failure. Through which, after much prayer and reflection, I decided it was best for me to take a step back from spending as much time on social media, in order for me to learn in delighting what God has already given to me. I read an amazing quote once that said, ‘don’t compare your lowest seasons to other people’s milestones.’ And this has caused me to view not only social media, but the chapters and seasons of our lives in such a different way.

 

‘Don’t compare your lowest seasons to other people’s milestones.’

 

I have learned to delight in the beauty of the mundane moments of life. The beauty of the simple things. Like hearing the birds sing outside in the garden, or basking in the warmth of the sun upon your skin. The felicity of children’s laughter. The precious moment of hearing the voice of someone you love. The smile of a stranger. The cuteness of a pet. I have learned that there is so much to be happy about, even in the midst of our repetitive routines and ordinary schedules. My daily prayer is that the Lord would open my eyes to see the beauty that He has placed around us. That I may worship and adore Him, even in the midst of my waiting.

We don’t have to wait for exciting moments and milestones in our lives in order to be happy. Neither do we have to escape the reality of our schedules to find contentment. And though I have experienced many hardships and tribulations throughout my life, I am truly grateful to God that He has showed me how to rest in stillness and awe in the midst of mundane moments of life.

 

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Lots of love, Devona

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  1. Joy
    December 3, 2022 / 3:43 pm

    So well written. Indeed we do not have to wait for milestones and exciting moments to be truly happy. There’s so much to be happy about in our daily routines and life in general. Thankyou.
    Love from Kenya❤️

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