God has me in a resting place. My days are not filled up with scheduled activities or responsibilities. My pace is slower..time is available to do those things I never get to or just to do nothing. Being a doer..this is always challenging..my husband has no trouble with this. He just plays his relaxing music and browses the internet..happy as a clam. Me.. I wonder ” what should I be doing?” Isn’t there something to start or something to finish? God is teaching me to relax and not have to accomplish things..I want to learn but it is very counter intuitive. Being the super responsible type..I want to make every minute count.
Balance is the word that comes to mind. There is season for busyness and activities and there is a time to rest..to enjoy..to relax..to just be. Without the restful times I get overloaded and overwhelmed..tired and used up. How do we find this balance..I am still seeking the answer to that question. Right now it seems like the answer is to go with the flow. To accept those quiet moments, hours, or days realizing they will not last forever. To reject the idea of filling them up with activities and just be in the moment. Yes.. that must be it! Be in the moment.. enjoying it. Not worrying about the future or stressing over things that have not happened yet..relaxing and trusting that the plan is unfolding. The third chapter of Ecclesiastes says it well:
“For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
A time to search and a time to quit searching.
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.”