Hi Dear Reader,
How are you today?
I hope you are doing well. If you are just “ok” I hope you are sitting with what makes it “ok” and not “good, fine, etc”
I am ok, too.
You see, I have had several days of low pleasantness and energy. Per Marc Brackett’s “RULER” method.. I am taking time and making room for me to recognize my emotions, understand what got me here and where it’s taking me, Learn, Engage and Respond… (I could be off on the RULER method… google it *wink*)
Let’s address one thing: Can you believe it is already the 4th month in 2021?! I cannot! For me, time has flown by. As a mama to five little ones, time slips between my fingers quicker than water or smoother than sand.
I am not able to freeze the moments that fill me with wonder nor can I speed up or skip those times that frustrate me.
So, let’s talk about redeeming the time…
New American Standard Bible 1995
15 Therefore [a]be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16 [b]making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, [c]for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to [d]one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to [e]God, even the Father;
Let’s redeem our time.
Let’s choose to make the better choice…even if it’s uncomfortable or don’t have it in us…
I know it’s hard, believe me: having five little ones, I can feel like the day is done and I haven’t got out of be yet….
You say, “You’re a mom, you’re not suppose to say that!”
I reply, “I know, but it’s ok; it’s what moms feel at times. It’s just the truth. And just because I am here some of the times does not mean I live here all of the time.”
Have you heard of you can’t control the bird that lands on your head, but you don’t have to make a nest for it… (I could be off here, too, google the saying!)…
Here’s to redeeming the time:
*Pause and Pray
*Talk with a friend
*Journal and process
*Go for a walk
How about you?! How are redeeming the time?