Somedays I live in 'late'.
Always trying to squeeze out one more minute of getting something done before I have to run to the next task or event or meal.
I have a house to manage, a business to run and a family to care for - I am a BUSY woman!
Time is of the essence people!
Needless to say, all this running and squeezing creates a less than peaceful Robin for my family and friends.
Heck, it's not so great for me either!
My heart and my body long for a slow-down, a respite, a breath as I trap myself in a world of 'what's next'. Living in 'late' has fed into my life of worry and anxiety and my tendency to charge ahead and get it done without waiting on the Lord to lead the way.
Busy-ness is one of my biggest struggles and because of it, sometimes I miss what my precious Father God is trying to say to me as I urgently whiz past Him, running on to the next thing on my agenda.
Late yet again.
Can I get an 'Amen'?!
(I don't like this word usually because it tends to negate whatever came before it, however this time, it belongs here),
GOD is never late.
I know you've heard it before, just let it sink in this time:
GOD is never late.
He knows our need and He knows our hearts and He continues to wave his arms about, trying to flag us down and get our attention.
And I for one am oh, so grateful that He loves me that much.
It takes a lot to slow me down some days.
Last night, oddly enough, it was a video game.
Ha! No, I wasn't playing, but Emma and I were sitting together watching Mark and Andrew play Xbox - getting great enjoyment from their angst as they "died" many times over. (I really should video tape them sometime - it's pretty funny stuff. But I digress.)
I was working on posting yesterday's blog post on Facebook when I ran across my friend Shannon Long's Scripture Writing Plan for July.
I'd seen it before and fleetingly thought "Oh, I should do that." and then went on to 'what's next'.....
But last night, God said, "No, not this time. Stop. And breathe. And DO this."
So, I'm listening.
And Oh, what a sweet release it was to me.
Day one spoke right to my heart. Right when I needed it most.
It's allowing me to breathe today and feel peace in the crazy.
Read this now my friends.
Let it's truth wash over you and bring peace to your heart.
I know God is right on time for some of you reading this today - I'm praying for you!