There are seasons in our lives that demand a LOT from us. We may feel like we have too many balls in the air we have to juggle and keep from crashing disastrously to the ground.
These seasons may come in various forms. Demands from our work. Demands from our family obligations… if you have school aged children , then you’re likely the minister of their expansive social and extracurricular activities . If you have aging parents, then your work of care taking is clearly mapped out for you. Demands from need to engage and do more good in our communities and in the world as a whole. Demands from our need to take care of our physical health with exercise as well as the overall need to prioritize self care and on on the list goes.
A friend of mine , who recently immigrated to America, stated to me this morning how “This country is too fast” and I couldn’t agree more! We are always rushing around and I can’t help but wonder where the heck are we even speeding to ??
I live in the Midwest and as the weather is warming up and the days are getting longer , springtime creates a space for renewal. It should be a time to take an inventory of the habits that no longer serve us, and create space for new ones that renew us. I intend to do just that.
On Ash Wednesday, as I was having a conversation over soup with our dear priest, he GIFTED me with this reminder …
“There is a God and it ain’t me ( insert name)”
I loved this so much and have heard many versions of it spoken to me over time.
At times, I heard this saying during disagreements from opposing views from others, and I was NOT trying to hear it. I was too busy trying to prove myself or defend whatever position I deemed under attack at the time.
This time for whatever reason, I HEARD it differently. It felt unburdening. I chose to embrace it as SURRENDER💕
So, this spring/Lenten season of my life, I am choosing to take my responsibilities and obligations in stride. Doing the next best thing that I can ….One Day At A Time.
Creating space for REST and meaningful connections and ultimately reminding myself of this daily ….There Is A God And It Ain’t Me🙏🏾❤️
I am hopeful that you find this season renewing for you too❤️
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