It recently struck me how still you are while driving in a vehicle. Sounds pretty dumb, maybe everyone else has realized this already, but for me it hit like a ton of bricks. I was driving a golf cart down the road (this is a normal everyday occurrence in our community), wind whipping my hair, sun warming my face, and I was enjoying the stillness of life. Then I realized that I was enjoying the still even though moving 28 mph.
Life flies by us. We have errands to run, people to meet, meetings to attend, kids to chase and general busyness. At the end of our day, we look around wondering, “Where did my day go?” We promise ourselves that tomorrow will be different, we will say “no” more than we say “yes” to commitments. We reassure ourselves that we aren’t a bad friend for not texting back because we ran out of time. Then the next day ends the same as before, and we tell ourselves “I’m not enough.”
Sister, that’s a lie. Don’t lose sight of the reality that, while you are flying through life, you are also living. Be kind to yourself. You ARE enough. No one has perfect balance in their life. That doesn’t mean don’t strive towards it, it simply means give yourself some grace to live life and be messy.
Every moment of every day you can choose whether or not you want to get caught up in the chaos of the moment, or if you want to enjoy the stillness of the moment. When you’re frantically packing lunches in the morning before school, pray in your mind that God would bless your children when they eat the food. When you’re racing from one event to the next, pray that God would use you to encourage someone when you arrive. When you feel “not enough”, pray that God would be “enough” for you, that He would fill the gap. Pray for yourself that you would feel loved in your messiness of life.
Today I choose to be still in the movement of life. I pray that God would help me feel adequate and enough.
2 Corinthians 3:5 – Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 – But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
John 15:5 – I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
Romans 8:38-39 – For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 John 3:1 – See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.