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IS YOUR LIFE A BLUR?

Why does life seem like a blur? I hurried and scurried through my kids’ lives and now I can’t decipher who did what when.

Days fade away. Weeks fly by. A month is over before I know it. Years add up and birthdays come and go. Memories are difficult to capture. Details run together. Each one disappearing into a fog of generalities. Specifics hide in foggy memories leaving me to wonder. Where has time gone?

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What is your life? You are a mist that appears

for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14

That’s my problem. Constantly in a hurry. Checking off my to-do list. Forcing me on to the next thing without fully entering into what’s in front of me. I’m tired of feeling pressured to get it all done. And losing the joy of BEING where I am NOW.

What’s the key to stopping this madness?

Embrace each moment.

Breathe deep. Imagine the Creator breathing with you.

Laugh out loud at the wonder of children at play. Imagine God laughing with you.

Listen to the sounds of summer. Birds and crickets. Unseen breezes swishing through the trees. Imagine the unseen Holy Spirit moving within your circumstances.

Push away thoughts of your next assignment. Slow down. Rest. Imagine God kicking back on the the seventh day of creation.

I’ve read that the enemy blinds us to God by blinding us to the moment. He would have us worry over the future or fret about the past. Never embracing the moment. God help us!

I will enter my granddaughter’s world. Not by looking at the clock to keep her on schedule. But finding amazement in tiny fingers wrapped around mine for support. Learning to walk is a big deal. Left. Right. Left. Tiny toes flexing for balance. She hears music and stops to dance. Feeling the beat with every fiber of her being. I imagine the One who created music dancing with her. I will savor the wonder of her life. She is fearfully and wonderfully made.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful. I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14

I know I’m on the right track here. To fully embrace these precious moments instead of letting them disappear into foggy memories.

Oh, God, forgive me for not tasting delicious moments of time. Help me to be acutely aware of the gifts of life. To capture priceless moments in time by entering into them. To savor your abundance. You, the Source of all that’s good, came to us for just that reason.

I have come that they may have life,

and have it to the full. John 10:10

Are you enjoying the abundant life Jesus came to give you?

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