Busy, busy, busy. It’s that time of year. Women, everywhere, running around, getting things organised but stressed in the process. My blood pressure is up a bit my doctor tells me. I suppose those chilly chips loaded with salt might have to go. Or maybe I should monitor those stress levels by changing some things on my to-do list. Or the way that I manage them.
How does that work? I’ve always got things to do, places to go, people to see. Do you? Personally, I try not to waste time but I do have lots of things I love to do, that are happening in my world. Like helping women set great goals in my work as a life coach; writing blogs (and here we are), books, posts; preparing keynote messages; managing a non-profit organisation and events (A Woman of Influence, championing women and fundraising to stamp out human trafficking). Did I mention exercise, family and housework?
Phew, it’s tiring, thinking about the above.
In our hectic 21st century living, the pace will not slow soon. Lots of choices and decisions to make. I am reminded of the Israelites who had to live in a desert wilderness whilst growing and preparing food; making cloth and clothing; bringing up children. All in a dusty, non-friendly land and climate. They were busy like us but in different ways. Supermarkets, microwaves, email and washing machines weren’t around just yet. So I imagine they worked from sunrise to late doing things we can’t fathom. On top of all that, they had to pack up when that cloud or fire (God) moved. That’s busy girlfriend.
I am going to take a leaf out of their book for my doing-ness. They must have had peace in knowing from God when to move forward rather than moving ahead in their own agendas. I would like to follow God rather than going ahead of Him with my busy list.
To move in His timing. Then to stop occasionally to check in and on His order and schedule. I like that! No, I love that!