I received a comment on yesterday’s post that kinda made me stop for just a minute. The comment was that maybe, for whatever reason, the timing is just not right for The Love of My Life and I to make such a drastic change and God is telling us to wait.
That made me think of several different things such as the old saying “be careful what you pray for because you might just get it!” and also Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 “there is a time for everything and a season for everything.”
Maybe my reader has a divinely valid point. We have both prayed so hard, for so long that the changes we are seeking will come to be. God is well aware of what we think we want. We don’t have to keep making our wishes known over and over and over. The stress and anxiety of pushing for our goals so hard is overwhelming! Maybe it is time to relax, enjoy, be grateful and cherish today! Maybe we don’t have to MAKE things happen. Instead maybe we just need to LET things happen. All the players and pieces are in place. Maybe its OK to just let things work themselves out. Maybe its OK to let everyone do what they are suppose to be doing without our interference.
It feels so good to just relax today! Where we are right now is actually really comfortable! We have a nice home with all the modern conveniences, the businesses are providing a very adequate income, all of our bills are paid, we drive newer vehicles, we have plenty of food in the pantry, we are healthy, our kids are all doing well right now, we get to see both of our moms and our grandson frequently and I actually love running a thriving bridal shop! So what do I have to complain about?
If I am getting a little tired, there is nothing that says I can’t start taking a few days off here and there. I have an amazing staff in place who can run things with their eyes closed. Maybe I don’t have to get to work an hour before anyone else gets there. Maybe I don’t have to get up at 2:00 a.m. to answer Facebook messages to the shop. Maybe its OK to not answer business emails before my first cup of coffee. Maybe I just need to stop making my own life so hard!!! Maybe I just need to get out of my own way!
With this new mindset I was able to sleep in this morning! I was able to come to work without the weight of the world on my shoulders. I made a To Do List for myself and the staff and we got it all done! And it was easy! Somewhere along the way I forgot to enjoy what I love doing and made it all too difficult! I am so grateful for the bounty of blessings we all experience each and every day!
Maybe I’ll just let God work out the details and I’ll take time to enjoy the ride. I want to thank my valued reader for the words of wisdom and I want to share them with all of you. Are there things in your life that just don’t seem to be working out? Are your struggles weighing you down and wearing you our to your very core? Maybe its OK to give yourself permission to just turn it over to your higher power and relax a little bit. If worrying and stressing won’t change it, then let it go! Today might be our last day on this earth. Maybe we should take the time to enjoy it!