Life has this funny way of happening. No matter how much you plan and prepare, some seasons sweep you up in the busyness, the stress and the pressure of keeping it all together.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that this year has been a big year of change for me. I’ve made decisions based on what I no longer wanted to feel or experience. I let go of the idea that I had to do things a certain way and instead decided to do things the way I felt God calling me to do them.
But even still, I get swept up.
I let all the to-do’s, stress, obligations and pressure dictate my days and ultimately my life. And before I know it, my days are passing by without a chance to really be present and seek the beauty of my life.
Recently, I had this profound phrase pierce my heart: I choose. It’s simple but holds so much weight. It made me realize that I don’t have to get swept up in all the things, I have this amazing ability to choose how my days will unfold. Yes there are things out of our control, but there is also so so much in our control.
If only we will stop long enough to make the decision to choose…
I choose to let go of my insecurities and walls I’ve built up to protect my heart.
I choose to slow down so I can actually seek the beauty and wonder of this life.
I choose to be present and find the joy in each of my days.
I choose to believe that we have a good God that is bigger and more loving than we can ever imagine.
I choose to follow Jesus knowing that I don’t have to have it all together to earn my place.
I choose to go at God’s pace, not the world’s.
I choose. I choose. I choose.
This is my life and this is your life. Let’s make the decision today to choose better. To choose what lights ours souls on fire. To choose the things that will bring us peace and happiness.
Because when we choose a life filled with all of those things, we can look back on our days knowing it was a good life…