I’d like to call a time out; things around here got so busy and so chaotic as of late and I think I know why. I’m calling a time out!
I haven’t made time for God in my life and it wasn’t until just recently I watched a video on Facebook that made me realize that and why I do the good that I do every day. I can’t find that video again for the like of me, but basically it boils down to the fact that a young man keeps doing good deeds every day and they’re small things really (like leaving a bunch of bananas for his elderly neighbor or giving some spare change to a homeless mother and her daughter for the daughter in hopes of getting an education) and in the end it asks why he does these things; he does these things because he gets happiness and satisfaction knowing he made a difference in someone’s life.
I didn’t have the sound on when I watched this video and it actually hit me harder that way. I realized that I do all these things as well; I don’t do them because I have to or because it will gain me some sort of prize or friends. I do it because it makes me happy and others feel happy because of it. I’d been neglecting who I am and who others think of me as in place of trying to be someone who I’m not.
I thought of that also when I listened to one of my favorite Gospels on Saturday (the story of Martha and Mary). I have lately been Martha, but I actually quieted my heart and my mind the past two nights and have realized something very different. I’m at peace again!
I’m peaceful; I’m happy. If I just relax and let God take the helm maybe, just maybe mind you, my blood sugar will start to go down, my weight will go down, stress levels will decrease, and I’ll be happy once again! I’m still not sure where we’re going yet; it’s been too noisy to hear God talk to me, but I’m willing to try again and I’ve been learning quite a bit thanks to my devotionals. 🙂
Keep your prayers coming and I’ll keep you updated as best I can!
Love and prayers, as always! ❤