February 2, 2020
I think we all feel it…..
In this world and era we live today. Busyness is smiled upon. It means you are being productive! That you are successful! Or does it??
Once a year my husband and I make a commitment to get away for a week. I look forward to this trip the minute our feet hit cold ground back here in MN. Something about feet in the sand and warmth of the sun…. it warms my soul. Being removed from the day to day grind… I feel closer to God there. Being surrounded by the beauty of the palm trees and ocean.
But even in those moments I can find myself distracted! I was walking the beach one morning last week. I was enjoying the sounds of the waves. And soaking it all in. Quiet time with God.
And then that brain of mine starts going…. it wanders. I start to look around …. and then as clear as day I could feel God tugging at my heart.
JEN!!! You are so busy looking around here and there… look at the beauty right in front of you. Your going to miss it! Then a few steps later I would see a beautiful sea shell and then a few steps more a pesos right at my toes! I would have missed it if I were not focused on the path right in front of me.
It really got me thinking, how many gifts has God placed right in my path that I missed because I was busy doing something else He never intended for me to do. What gems have I passed.
There are SO many great things we can be doing that keep us busy. BUT maybe some of those things are not meant for us at this moment. Being a mom of 2 girls I see how fast time is flying by. When you break it down to how many summers left we have them at home…. that is SCARY!
Time is so short.
Being Intentional with the time God has given me. Has given you.
I know I have missed gifts because I was busy being here and there…not focused on whats ahead of me. I don’t want to be that way. One step in front of the other. Let’s see what beautiful things God places in our paths.