I believe I haven’t blogged in over a month, but that is due to the craziness of life and wanting to spend time with my hubby and loved ones when I actually have some time to breathe. I think we can get so caught up in the “go go go” of life that we rarely stop and appreciate the ones around us and the moments that are flying by.
I can get caught up in my work or my to-do list, that I can’t quite get my mind to stop thinking about my list when I sit down with Jason on the couch. I have always had a very focused/driven personality, which means that I struggle with putting projects aside and coming back to them later. I always want to get better, improve, or reach the next goal when what I really should do is lie on the couch and turn my mind off. Having a driven personality can be a wonderful trait (career, fitness, etc.) but it also hurts me at times.
The amazing part of all of this is that I LOVE my job and my community! It has been a blessing to see it all come together and finally feel like I am in the career I was meant to be in. It took time, prayer, and perseverance; but I feel I am where I am supposed to be. Which puts my heart at peace. Jason and I have prayed hard for this and it’s great to see our prayers answered. I think I love it so much that I get too excited to stop thinking about new projects or ideas… haha!
Like I was saying before, this past month has been extremely busy! We had a parent go through a knee replacement, a close family friend pass away, my sister got married, we moved into a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment, etc. All I can say from all of this is that March was an emotional month! It was a month of sorrow, rejoice, excitement, fear, and the unknown. The peace that I have as Jason and I move forward from March is that God has already gone before us and HE has us in His hands. Now, I am not good at having this peace in my life every day. I believe I am blogging about this topic because I need to remind myself that God has us. I am by no means perfect, nor do I have this overflowing joy and peace coming out of me every day. I wish (Jason does as well, haha)! I struggle with fear and thinking that our dreams won’t come true or that God won’t deliver us from certain seasons of our life. I have to constantly remind myself and speak this verse into my life, Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
My prayer for YOU and ME is that we slow down. Put the phone away, turn off the computer, and enjoy time with our loved ones. I have been giving tennis lessons to my nieces and nephews and it has been so special for me as I get to see the world through their eyes. No fear, not worried about taxes, or their future…just PURE excitement about life and playing tennis at that moment.
Ask God to slow you down and to soak up moments.