Rest is made simple when we come to God. I don’t have much of a recollection of deviant behavior when I was younger. I was what you called a “rule” keeper, and to this day I hold fast to sticking to the rules.
Has life seemed heavy the past few days? If you’ve been there, or are presently there, I understand completely. We’re believers living in the world, but not of it. That doesn’t mean we don’t feel and experience life just because we are. We too face real-world challenges.
While scrolling through my Facebook timeline, I see messages of “success.” Most of the stories speed through the difficult times to focus on much happier experiences of living the “dream life.” Even in our everyday conversations with other people, we briefly mention the challenging times and make sure to get to the good moments quickly.
A person who says” no” gets our attention. We aren’t familiar with hearing someone say that they will not do something. We wonder how someone can turn down accepting good things if they don’t agree with their value system.
As a pianist, some of my favorite compositions to play are sonatas. I want to share with you my six-day sonata. I learned (and am learning) some valuable lessons as I continue to recover and recalibrate. As I share with you, find the melody (or wisdom) you need to hear to flow with God in your daily life.
Last week, I shared a major goal with the accountability group I am a part of. I had a few nights of feeling great enthusiasm, productivity, goal setting and then I felt tired. Done. Could it be something that I ate? Could it be that I need to increase my exercise? Or was it that I am experiencing a case of sleepiness?