“We are shaped by what we love” ~Gothe
What is it that you love?
What captures your attention? Your thoughts? Your energy?
As the seasons change, it’s a good time for me to remind myself anew of those things I love.
Too often, I get caught up in “life”, hurrying from one project to the next, and forget why I do them. When productivity becomes my focus, my true love suffers. I get up and grab my to-do list, she’s a strict and merciless taskmaster, that list. She shouts at me during my brief quiet time.
Hurry up…You have too much to do to just sit there!!!
I push breathlessly through the day with her at my heels, so I can check off one task and another. I forget to pray without ceasing. I’m hurried and my thoughts are centered around my little world. Around myself.
And as you would imagine, it doesn’t take long for me to be completely self absorbed.
But that’s not the shape I want my life to take.
I think God knows that because He’s so gracious to send reminders.
Oftentimes, it’s the change of seasons…when the bleak days of winter melt into puddles or spring rains dry in the sunshine of summer. It’s then my senses are sharpened. I look around with wonder at all the graces.
And once again, my to-do list takes her proper place, underneath my prayer journal, who is not a strict and merciless taskmaster. My prayer journal is kind and quiet and oh-so-very polite. She waits patiently for me to begin listing graces and giving thanks for all things new.
And in a moments time my life begins to expand beyond my own margins as I remember what it is that I really love.
Do you ever lose focus? If you do, how do you turn your focus back to the things you love?
Sending you prayers for a day full of all things lovely my friends