This morning I work up and read this devotional. One part stood out to me like a sore thumb.
The author said…
“We waste precious emotional energy and priceless spiritual power by fixing our gaze on the here and now. I am not saying that we need to ignore what God gives us to do today because the truth is that each step on each day’s path is filled with God ordained opportunities. What I am saying is that much of our stress comes when we measure life and hold it up against the wrong backdrop.”
Um… ya. Are you talking to me personally? Yes, I think so. God has HIS perfect timing, doesn’t He?
You see, although I try not to stress about the little things, I do. Heck, we all do. So this was a GREAT reminder!
I was stressing about having to go to DALLAS this weekend yet again for more “stomach” tests. I mean, I am finally gaining my weight back and feeling better, so no need to right? I’m busy, I don’t have time, I don’t want to spend more money…. excuses, excuses, excuses!
Talk about the wrong backdrop! Do I want to make sure all is healed or do I want to assume that I am? Do I want to live “healthfully” or do I want to constantly wonder or worry that something is still not right? Do I want to WASTE time or FIX my GAZE on God’s purpose? I think … no, I know the answer to that.
I want to LIVE the purposeFUL, joyFUL, and wonderFUL backdrop of life. The one that is vibrant, strong, etc.
Are you with me here? Did I lose you? haha.
So my backdrop is changing.. no more excuses.. I am making time for health, I am making time to recover, I making time to stress less.
Nourish the body
Nourish the soul
Take it slow
What’s your life backdrop look like?
Recipes, workouts, races… this is what my blog is about. But sometimes I change it up. This week it’s a lot of reflection… good reflection.