Change is in the air…
The weather has been changing…Indian Summer, hurricanes, heat waves
Schedules are changing…..School has begun
Our home has been changing….the remodel is almost completely done and I am ready to get my life back. One last refinishing job in the kitchen-floors will look like new.
Over the past many months, I have had time to reflect on my life and what I want it to look like moving forward. I want to be a person who is flexible and always willing to change, to grow and to become a healthier person-emotionally, physically and spiritually. A few weeks ago, my mind was captivated by a teaching we heard at church about “hurried sickness”. How many times am I in too much of a hurry to take a bit more time to really listen to that friend? Do I ask questions that help open up that lonely heart, to connect deeper, to offer kindness and compassion. I do not ever want to miss an opportunity to help a person in need. Part of the change that I want to see happen in my own life is to SLOW DOWN and take more time to really appreciate all the blessings I have in my life. I want to finish strong, leave a lasting impression and really make an impact on others. So for me that change is going to require me to discipline my time and leave more room for margin….room for the unexpected. I actually want to plan for the unexpected so that I can be fully available for the cool opportunities God opens up for me in my life. One of the blessings of hanging out with my grandkids is watching them enjoy every second of life with awe and wonder.
Starting today, I have an opportunity to practice this discipline of CHANGE and MARGINS, because later today…my husband and I are going on our 40th anniversary trip. I will blog about it in the coming weeks. This is a much needed trip for the two of us to spend some time reevaluating our lives, our priorities, our commitments and how we can be a better team helping each other live with more balance and more margin. I believe this will enable us to make even a bigger impact on our family, our community and the calling God has on our lives together.
Isaiah 43:19 says “See, I am doing a new thing. Do you not perceive it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”
I am excited to see what “new thing” God will be making in my life as I am obedient to willingness to change and batting my “hurried sickness”!
What changes do you see happening around you?
What in your life would you like to change?