Most of us have very full schedules. Between family, work, volunteering, driving the kids to their activities/jobs, holidays and hobbies…there isn’t a great deal of room for margin. White space. Room to focus on what matters most.
While I was away, I realized that I had become busier than ever intended…in a slow creeping pace moving so sneakily I didn’t notice until I went on vacation last week.
I purposefully booked in time for myself while I was away. Time to get some writing and posting done, but also time to listen and download what I felt Holy Spirit wanted me to hear.
Now, I will say having a full schedule is not a bad thing…when it is filled the way He intends for it to be filled.
I heard a few things that surprised me, a couple that delighted me, and a few that tried to amp up my fear factor.
There is nothing I can do which will make my Abba love me any more or any less.
I am not responsible for how other people respond to my decisions, they are.
Jesus took my sin on the cross. All of it, all at once, for all time.
So as I headed back into my old routine, it became very apparent to me that I am not the same person I was before my vacation.
I don’t quite know what is ahead for me in a few areas of my life, for there are some much needed changes coming soon.
But do you know how I know I am changed?
The idea of change isn’t stressing me out like it used to…no worrying or anxious thoughts are clamoring to get my attention. And I have a peace which passes my understanding.
Continued tomorrow in part two….