As I have raced around tonight, all week really. I cannot help but think "people" weren't meant to be this busy. Our calendars shouldn't have dot on top of dot, filling in the hours of a day. It's just all too much.
I had a conversation with a dear friend yesterday who broke down regarding schedules and time. Longing for a quiet moment to have the conversations that matter. Longing to be front and center, aligned with God's intention for our lives.
I have been thinking about this a lot... Last weekend was back to back, non-stop, on the go and it continues. I suppose we could say this is just a season, but is it? I have to ask myself, passing my hubbie in the hallway as he starts his grave-yard shift for the week.
This can't be what life is supposed to be, I woke up thinking as I reached for my smart phone to see what I missed in the last 6 hours while I slept and Facebook still updated status.
I am realizing that my schedule has changed since I regained the ability to walk after the broken ankle and surgery that laid me up this summer.
Sometimes the schedule has to just halt, that's what I told my friend. Thinking now, it can halt voluntarily or because you break a bone and you physically cannot schedule anything.
Another friend tells me that one particular day a week she stays home and catches up on the house, on her hubbie and her kids. A scheduled mental health day. I like that... A day to regroup and set things right.
So between the over scheduled life and the scheduled day of rest I realize...
Even God rested! The Father of the universe who gave birth to light and dark, who formed the oceans and land. Who created every living animal and plant... Even He took His days to build his master plan... And on the seventh day He looked around, admired all He had done and then He rested.
God doesn't need to rest... Does that strike you as interesting? He's telling us to take a moment and look around at all He has done for us, praise Him and enjoy it. Enjoy this family He gave us to raise. Enjoy the spouse He have you to walk next to in life or to enjoy the people He gave you, who fill this season.
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.
Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. (Genesis 2:1-3 NIV)
What will you say no to today?