To be honest…well I’m just too busy for God and God’s will sometimes in my life. I get caught up in being the task master and forget about what’s important in life.
Right now my task at hand is to get through my daughter’s high school graduation. (Number one of five.) I’m so focused on the goal, so focused on getting things planned for the after party, I’ve forgotten there are still people around me I love. I still have a Father above waiting patiently for me to get through another chaotic whirlwind of activities and realize I haven’t even slowed down once to care for His people.
Busyness. The. Struggle. Is. Real. When I don’t take the time to sit and rest in my source of peace, then prepare for a hot mess. I’m not listening when you talk, because I am thinking of my to do list. I’m probably not even seeing your face, because I’m picturing the next thing on my never ending list getting crossed off.
Soooooo…. to be honest, I am a bad friend. I probably didn’t call or text to check in on how that big thing went today in your life. I am a bad mom. I probably forgot to ask you about that huge test you’ve been studying for today. I’m a bad daughter. I forgot this week to sit at YOUR feet and feel YOU pour life and energy into me. I forgot that YOU are my source of peace in this life. In my little self created world, I forgot for a moment that YOU are THE ONE to bring meaning, peace and joy into my life.
My prayer for what is salvageable of this crazy week is to STOP. LISTEN. AND DO.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
Philippians 4:6-9 NIV
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27 NIV
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 NIV