Do you stop to notice? Do you pause? Do you have margin in your life so when you hear the sweet whisper of God saying to change your plans you can? I have struggled with this for years. I am a go, go, go type of gal. I like order and to have things done. Recently I have found my self worn out. I truly believe God will let you go oh so far before he says far enough. I can say that this has happened to me. The past two years have been a blur. We have been so busy! I know everyone is busy but when your busy is so that you don’t tend to some heart issues…that grows a big problem. I began to notice that I don’t notice anymore. I was always distracted. By one thing or another, things that are good, but stole my attention. It started to eat at my soul. I felt that pull from God and knew. Knew I had to make some changes. Knew it wasn’t gonna be easy. Knew I would have to quit driving the train. Knew that it would bring a renewal I needed.
It’s still fresh, like this has happened recently. I am noticing more. Noticing the amazing change in the season..the colors, smells and how cool God is! I am noticing my sweet girl, her personality, how gifted she is and her heart for others. I am noticing my husband, his hard work and love for our family. I am noticing and it’s beautiful. I hope you are noticing too. It’s so easy to get caught up in this fast paced world with activities and such that we miss it. I know I don’t wanna miss it. I wanna make the most of the time God has given me and the resources he has blessed me with.
I encourage you to take notice, to pause, to allow margin in your life. For some this may mean a change in routine. I have started walking again and I love it. I had forgotten how much I love it. I see such beauty in creation and get some fresh air. For some this may mean that at night before bed you sit outside with your family and talk about your day. For some it may be early morning when everything is waking up. For some it may be spending a bit more time with the kids at bedtime to hear their heart. I am confident that if you pray, asking that God gives you margin He will!
In the coming weeks how are you going to take notice? How are you going to allow margin in your life?