Don't Miss Your Moment
Somehow I found myself putting too much on my plate once again. It was beginning to stress me out. I was loosing patience with myself and my family. I began expecting more from my husband and easily frustrated when it came time for my sons very long bedtime routine. Thankfully, it did not take too long before I recognized the path I was on. I was not at peace and I was not being the person I wanted to be.
I began to shift my focus. I decided I needed to put growing my business on hold and focus on my family. After all, that is what I truly wanted. Before I met my husband I was a workaholic and I remember deciding that once I had a family that was not the person I wanted to be.
You may be in a season where you need to hustle to make money or maybe you are in school. I get it! Sometimes we have to do what we have to do.
For me though, I was beginning to realize that this is not my season to focus on the doing, but rather I needed to learn to just be.
I needed to slow down and savour the moments with my son and be the kind of wife my heart desired to be.
I had a long list of things I wanted to accomplish this year and then I became pregnant. Exhaustion set in pretty quickly. The dreary winter months sucked all motivation out of me and reality hit me upside the head.
I love feeling energized and on top of things and no matter what I did I just couldn’t get there. As a nutritionist, I make health a priority, so before you think I was just sitting around eating buckets of ice cream and using pregnancy as an excuse to be lazy, that was not the case.
I could not get myself energized no matter what I tried. Yet, I believe it has been a blessing in disguise.
It has forced me to slow down and given me the ability to reflect on many things pertaining to life.
How do we expect God to lead our lives when we refuse to hand over the reigns, or we fail to slow down and listen to his direction?
I began to accomplish less things that could be crossed off a to-do list and began to experience peace, patience and a deep sense of satisfaction.
I took the pressure off!
Whether you are married, single, divorced, career driven, a student or employee, who do you want to be as a person? We are all in the same position at Jesus feet, but are we taking the time out to sit there?
Are you missing out on your moment by allowing the many distractions of life to cause you worry, anxiety, bitterness, or jealousy? (Check out Luke 10:38-42)
There are so many things in life to be involved in and keep up to date with. Yet, there are only a few things that are truly needed.
Where is your focus? Is it where it should be? Do you need a shift in your life? Don’t ever doubt the power of sitting with Christ. If you feel overwhelmed by life, take a break; sit with your Lord. Allow Him to minister to you.
Don’t let this season pass you by. Find out what this season means for you personally and enjoy all that it has to offer.
Meditate on His Word
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her. (Luke 10:41-42)
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34)
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
[She] is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. (Psalm 1:3)
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:19)
Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you. (Hosea 10:12)