After reading YX’s post and yearning to be like her - to be able to see from a higher order perspective, to inject so much meaning into every season of her life and to exude this sense of calm and settledness - I realised that everyone has their own path to take, some may seem more glamorous than others, some may appear to be more mundane, but God in all His wisdom has perfect plans for all of us. And while she’s a true inspiration for me, she’s her and I’m me and we have our own paths to take,
neither one less significant nor less important.
I want to know God’s plan for my life. To know how my life will count. To be able to dedicate my waking hours into a worthy cause that may ask a lot of me. But I know, KNOW that it counts and my efforts are well justified.
It’s a common lament to say I don’t have time, while that is true and should not be flippantly discounted or dismissed, there are pockets of time that I’m not utilizing well too. I don’t think it’s within my capacity to have no frivolous reading/downtime but it should and can be curtailed more judiciously.
So! First off, I’m going to adhere to the screen time limits that Wende has set for me. 30mins/frivolous app doesn’t sound like a lot but when you add them all up - that’s a really sizable amount!
Next, I’ve lots of books and magazines that I’ve not been reading because they require too much brain power and I’d rather slowly unwind to frivolous light reading haha. But I shall dust them off, remove their wrappers (!!) and bring them along for my journeys to/from work! I may take a long time to get through them, but I want to cultivate an appetite not just for light, mindless reading but also for deeper, more thought-provoking materials.
Finally, God needs to truly be at the center of it all. All these personal reforms will come to naught if He is not at the center. I can better myself all I want, but if Jesus is not my focal point, I know I’ll get waylaid and lost sooner or later. Like my Psalty kids Bible used to say - you can sing songs (to God) until you’re blue in the face! But if it’s not from your heart, it’s not praise!
Lord I give my life
A living sacrifice
To reach a world in need
To be your hands and feet
So may the words I say
And the things I do
Make my lifesong sing
Bring a smile to you
Friday, 29 Mar 2019
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