a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience. (Dictionary.com)
I was just playing Sudoku online. Today's puzzle was moderately difficult-- a 3 on a 5 point scale. I had just reached that point of difficulty where there are no more obvious choices for placing the next digit on the grid. I had to begin to reason through. I suddenly began to realize that looking at the places where I couldn't place a number wasn't helping me at all. I had to search out the spaces where I could take action.
That's when I realized that life is like that. I must look at what I can change, what is positive in my life- open doors, new experiences, possibilities. I must not dwell in places where I will stagnate or founder or get frustrated and discouraged.
Life is about change and goodness and being my best in Christ. I must count my blessings each day, open the doors of opportunity before me, and work at changing those things that I can change in order to make my life a "living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God." (Romans 12:1) And there is the rub, I can change only myself - my reactions, responses, my demeanor. I can work only on me.
I must live at peace with that thought and also accept the challenge that making myself pliable in the hands of God is enough work for each day. And as I allow Him to work in my heart and my life, I must also extend His grace to all of those around me who are also His works in progress.
Pressing On in Christ,