"You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry. Don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way." - Walter Hagen
I know that sounds silly but because of my somewhat obsessive nature, I had placed this regulation upon myself months ago that I would blog every day. I make up imaginary rules for myself, sewing patterns of pointless, restrictive routine. Taking the fun and the good out of it all.
I haven't figured out what all prompts me into these sort of actions but I'm guessing it has to do with some need for control. And perfection. And that perfection drive was dealt with these last couple days as well. Trying to calculate my final grade for the class I'm in, I realized that I'd forgotten to turn in two homework assignments two weeks ago. I had completed the assignments but never submitted them. Fifteen points in the class gone. My 4.0 wiped out. And, yeah, that's a bummer. But I think there's a lesson there. Striving for perfection is just plain stupid. I'm not perfect. And why do I need to be? What is a 4.0 going to matter in Heaven? Or even in life for that matter? Why do I add worries and requirements and rules to my life that God doesn't?
At times (many times) by brain seems to feed off chaotic, flitting and compulsive thoughts.
My soul and my body do not.
And so I'm choosing to take heed what God taught me this weekend. To slow down, to take off all that hinders, to let the Spirit rather than the flesh lead.
And this means my blogging may be spotty. So what. Nothing depends on it. I will come here but only as the Spirit leads.
"Let me know the way that I should go,
because I long for you...Teach me to do your will, because you are my God.
May your good Spirit lead me on level ground.." Psalm 143: 8,10
"...let us throw off everything that hinders..." Hebrew 12:1
playdates with God, the creative exchange, capturing beauty my perspective