Some days I get so busy. It’s not a good thing. I know you can probably relate. This post is for all you overachievers out there.
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on the earth.
It really is important for me to settle down and just be. Preferably in prayer. To relax. But not like my lazy relaxed state, my aware relaxed mode. Time for contemplation if you will. This is an invaluable resource for me that I often forget to tap in to. If your anything like me, you forget too.
It doesn’t matter how I do it. It can be formal prayer, adoration before the Blessed Sacrament (a Catholic devotion), even thoughts while cleaning, gardening or some other quiet activity. Just taking a break from the business of life.
Life can be so overwhelming at times and I just don’t feel that the Lord wants me to function that way. I know he wants me to have peace -so I must make time for peace. I must be actively seeking contemplation time in my life. I know that I can’t hear God’s “voice” to me unless I am quiet both in my words and inner thoughts. Adoration provides this for me.
Once I do that, once I slow down and open my heart to whatever direction the Lord leads me then everything seems more manageable. Clearer. I also find that I am more productive and less distracted. So for the next few days I am gonna take some extra time for slowing down. I also will focus on positive thoughts. Because even though life always brings challenges, if I can make an effort to see how much good there truly is, it makes life so much more enjoyable even if things are difficult.
Speaking of, here’s my Gratitude list for the week:
- my husband being here right now
- this weekend is a four day weekend
- the life of St. Agnes- wow- an amazing and inspiring saint
- time with my son
- our new deployment jar
- auditory learners: sometimes it’s nice not to have to write everything
- my daughter got a job
- girls night out
- not getting as much done as I want and being OK with it:)
Join me this weekend. Whatever is going on in your life this week, don’t let busyness have you. Rather, make it your business to invest in good and helpful thoughts.