Good morning, Beloved.
Very often it happens … a mental gymnastics competition of, “if I do x, then I’ll be a better person.”
It is a big trap, so at some point, I decided to just do what was in front of me taking care of all the things that simply could not wait, and accepting that there is only so much I can do in a day and that’s really ok.
Instead of beating myself up and generating more and more energy to do it all, then beat myself up for not meeting the expectations of others, I have made small decisions each day to do what needs to get done and then to rest.
My mindset is on simply meeting the expectations of my Maker.
It takes some trust to rest. The world screams and attacks and goes on without us and we worry we will miss something, or not be on top of our game, or people will forget us and we will be out of the loop. It’s not easy to stop pushing, pushing, pushing, and to stop saying over and over how busy we are. (Have you ever noticed, it is actually so boring to hear that people are busy. It doesn’t really tell you anything specific about them or where they are at anyway. Mostly it just keeps people out. Walls.)
So, that’s where I’ve been. Accepting my energetic limits and choosing other things besides being more wound up and stressed out.
I can feel the Holy at work and my energy gathering again. I can feel the edges of my eyes softening again … a certain ease flowing in my veins and muscles. Stressed out is not our natural state you know.
Our Savior never wanted us to live life hard and hardened, but, soft and relaxed, so we can hear Him and be filled with His power and energy to glorify Him in all we do. When He needs us to step it up, He provides the resources and the lead.
To hear The Voice of the Almighty, we only need to choose stillness …and, sometimes, that is choosing to stop in the midst of the motion.
Obligation and expectation often hijacks that inner knowing.
As we move into this new year, it’s a perfect time to listen to the inner voice of Holy Spirit. And, you know what? It always comes in the form of a whisper.
“You set the mountains in place by your strength, showing your mighty power. You calm the roar of the seas and the noise of the waves; you calm the uproar of the peoples.” Psalm 65:6-7 GNT
Hear His whisper.