I’m writing this following a church service a few weeks before this goes live. That’s not normal for me. :) In church this morning my pastor spoke on “Pushing the Limits.” That grabbed my attention and I reached for the pad that is provided to take notes on.
This is a topic I “preach” on often and one I needed to hear myself today. :) We all have a limited number of resources whether that be: time, energy, creativity, love, money, or networks–the list goes on. Because we have limited resources we must be careful to leave margins in our lives. That white space on the pages of books, makes it easier for our eyes to enjoy the story, and margins in our lives give us the ability to do our best without burning out.
Something my pastor said really stuck out in my mind. As someone who has struggled with fear all my life I related to these three points. Sigh, it would have been nice to only relate to one. :)
~Fear of missing out.
~Fear of falling behind.
~Fear of not mattering.
Have you had any of those fears? We all face pressures to perform, to do our best at our jobs, or being a parent or . . . But Jesus’s response to this is simple.
~Relax and take a beak. Deuteronomy 5: 12-15
~Relax and trust Me. Matthew 6: 25-34
What I heard is, don’t let fear control you and determine how you live your life. Today I was challenged to think about where I need breathing room or margins in my life.