Monday, June 14, 2010
I am definitely terrible at blogging! It's not that I can't write because I know that I can. It's not that I don't want to... it's just that there are so many other things that keep my attention and focus during a 24-hour day, that this never seems to be a priority for me. But I ask myself, isn't that just like any other discipline? There is such an emotional health and importance in journaling, keeping a diary etc... yet because it isn't a pressing thing... i let it go. I don't want to anymore.
These past few months I have been focussing on Quadrant 2 things (from Stephen Covey's, 7 Habits For Highly Effective People). I have to admit that it has been a welcome change to focus on these things that bring me peace... and living from the 'core' of me as opposed to allowing all the urgent-important, and urgent-unimportant things, duties, volunteer opportunities, people needs and calls etc take over my life. Somewhere in the midst of that vining, twining, aggressive weed that seems to choke out life... is the core of my being that longs to flourish and fights to be released.
God help me to no longer allow the needs, demands, opinions of others and all the 'stuff' to be fertilized and fed by my time and attention. Help me to focus on the core... the thing that you put in me. I ask that you continue to help me to give this body back to you... a living sacrifice... let my exercise be a form of worship to you that ignites my inner being. I thank you that these daily disciplines that once seem to be so overwhelming as i tried to focus on ALL of them at the same time... are now becoming a normal part of my life. For with you, I have been faithful with the little things, taking baby steps and feel that you are entrusting me with much. Thank you for life... thank you for this journey! Through you I am learning to embrace every step of it and RESPECT THE PROCESS.