Make Time

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Are you busy most of your days and then you find your free time is either work related, or doing all the things you didn’t have time to do while the work week was going on?

I do. It’s probably not the best idea. Don’t you think? I mean I spend my day off cleaning the house, or sometimes even doing stuff for work. (slap on wrist!!)

God wants us to rest in Him. We need to have time to unwind so our minds can focus clearly on the bigger picture of this short life.

Try to remember one thing that makes you happy that you haven’t done in a long time- and go DO it! Maybe it’s sitting to read a good book. If you’re like me, maybe you need to face a wall while you read with earbuds in so you won’t see the dirty apartment in the background! {Tweet This!}

  • Take a walk at the nature preservation (yes Midland has one! Thanks Benjamin!)
  • Fly a Kite
  • Swing at the park
  • Bake
  • Read a book
  • Play a board game with your spouse, kids, or friends
  • Schedule a movie night with your friends and make popcorn or bingo cards (make a game of it!)
  • Paint a picture
  • Listen to music
  • Look at the shapes in clouds
  • Take a nap
  • Write a song
  • Go for a jog to clear your head
  • Take a swim
  • Go to the museum
  • Go listen to a spoken word or poetry competition
  • (Crashed on the couch watching TV doesn’t count as rejuvenating your soul!)

Give yourself a few hours to do that thing that rejuvenates you– and put the to-do list aside! Make a promise to yourself you won’t look at it.

Meditate on God and all the things he’s done this year. Our Celebrations-jar (from earlier this year) is still going strong- and getting really full! It may be a series of jars because God is always at work in our lives! We tend to be in a better frame of mind to spend time with others, go to work, and even do our daily tasks if we have put our whole existence into perspective! And that perspective is that God is mightily at work– even when we cannot see– running interference for us, as my friend Robert from Our Savior’s would say.

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2 thoughts on “Make Time

  1. I love the quote and appreciate you sharing! I’ve discovered the truth that the more we notice the good, the more good things show up in life 🙂

    • Hi Joe! Thanks for commenting. I’m learning to force myself to sloooow down, and praise God in it all! 🙂
      I really like your blog– PIES is a neat idea. 🙂

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