well loud and clear i hear the message s l o w down.
in the last 48 hours i’ve come across 2 articles, had a conversation with brian and then my quiet time this morning was about savoring the moments we are given. i confess i can be a little high strung. i like to be on the move, keep checking things off my to do list that i continuously add to, squeeze as much in a day as i possibly can till i crash and burn. to me the best days are the most productive days and that often means hurry from one thing to the next. sure i get a lot done and i feel good about myself but then i look back and see the path i’ve paved. . . at times not so pretty. i look at my family and sometimes they get the worst of my “go go go!” attitude resulting in impatience, frustration, lack of joy, resentment and just plain tiredness (yuck!). i can struggle to let the insignificant go and focus on the most important things, to enjoy the process, to just be. unfortunately this is not the first time i’ve heard this lesson but more like i hear it all the time, i’m just choosing to act on it this time. because i don’t want my kids to live a life of hurry. i can see how it causes unnecessary confusion and lack of unity in our family. i don’t want to be a “whirlwind” of a wife/mom that gets a lot done but isn’t really there and leaves my family scrambling to keep up with me. my desire and prayer is to be a wife/mom who is fully present, will stop when needed and approachable at all times.
so hear i am completely humbled once again by how He so sweetly yet consistently speaks into my life. calling me to slow down, sit more, listen more, do less, be ok with not having my check list all checked off, enjoy the moments He gives me. to trust Him that His grace is sufficient for me, for His power is made perfect in my weaknesses.