I’ve let my to-do list weigh heavily on my shoulders lately. I’ll admit that it’s a conscious sacrifice sometimes for me to sit down and not do anything. (I should at least stamp the Christmas cards! Or fold laundry! Or call my friend I’ve been needing to call back for a month!). I think it goes back to The Tale of Two Brains (a hilarious must-watch on YouTube, seriously). My brain just connects everything and constantly thinks about other things while I’m in the middle of doing something completely unrelated. It takes a real strength of will for me to reign in my thoughts sometimes and focus on one moment at a time!
I’m no expert at resting in the Lord. But when I allow Him in enough that I remember my faith isn’t all about what God can do for Tired, Worried Old Me, I remember that what He wants most is what I want most: for me to rest in His arms in complete surrender and complete trust.
At the end of the day (which would be as soon as I finish this post:), all I can do is keep my priorities in order, be as cheerfully organized and disciplined as I can, within reason, and most importantly, try to follow the prompting of the Holy Spirit in each moment of the day, no matter what my to-do list says.
Sending in that vehicle registration paperwork may not be as important tonight as an informal date night watching Elf with Michael and a bowl of popcorn. And tomorrow afternoon, spending the kids’ naptime making overdue phone calls to insurance companies and addressing client Christmas cards may need to take precedence over my much-loved daily nap.
Now I am off to bed to do some real resting. 🙂 Peace be with you!
“I know God. He is a father, a mother, who in order to be happy must have his child upon His knee, resting on His heart.” -St. Therese of Lisieux