How often do we hear the answer, "Busy" when we ask "How are you?"
I don't know about you, but I have a little hair stand up on my neck if I hear that too often from someone, or even from myself when I am asked. I mean, do I really want "busy" to define me? I get it there are seasons or days of life that are going to be packed to the brim and that may be unavoidable. I also know that individually, we vary in our capacity of activity tolerance. And yet, in my personal journey, I have come to value, more and more, adding margins into each day. For me, this simply means, I rarely schedule appointments or activities or even social activities and exercise, back to back. It also includes trying to be fully present with whatever I am currently doing, plus enjoying what and who is currently in front of me at the time. And not thinking about what I am going to be doing next.
This has been a journey for me, with highs and lows in my success, yet a steady overall growth.
It all started with a revelation in my early days of being Mom to three busy little girls. I heard a Christian Speaker say that parenting requires setting a pace that you can keep for twenty plus years. I took that in, very seriously, and began implementing the margins needed, to keep myself and my family at a sane pace. And now that my children have been out of the nest for a few years, I continue to decide on a pace that keeps margins in mind. I have decided I do not want to be a friend or family member who is always too busy to take the time someone really needs to talk or ask for prayer. I have decided that to have true and lasting peace, I need more than one a day devotional and prayer, to connect deeply with God. Making these decisions was important. I was fully committed to these decisions and still am. .I do not always walk it out perfectly. But on the majority of days, I am successful. Also what I have found as a benefit of living this way is, I really do have more peace and feel God's presence in a special way. I have found that Margins Matter.
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