3 things for this Monday.
The lessons of this season are impeccable. Although in whatever season I’m in, I feel like i learn the same things, just in different ways, such as seeing a different facet of them. Regardless, I’m grateful for what God is illuminating to me in this time.
1) Patience. I used to think I was pretty patient. I can wait in line, I can wait when someone else is late. But to have enduring patience in striving for your goals is difficult. Being willing to go on God’s timing when you feel like you know what you end-goal is. To persevere in spite of continuous setbacks. I know the direction I want to go. I understand that I need to work harder in order to get there, and try not to be discouraged with things that limit the speed, but honor the patience and drive it takes together.
2) Seeing the beauty before you pass by too quickly. When on a journey, you have to keep you eyes open in all aspects of it. The people and places you meet and see are beautiful, but you need to take the time to appreciate them for how wonderful they are. Give thanks, express your love and adoration. Enjoy God’s creation, God’s presence.
3) Rest is essential to productivity. Same opposites right? But how true it is, to take care of yourself when doing the most for yourself and others. I want to do the best I can, but without physical and spiritual rest, It’s impossible to run a train on fumes. You must take the time to substantially fuel yourself to do your best. This takes patience, and effort, which is weird to say about rest. But solid, intentional rest takes effort on your part to be smart about your recharging time.