When life gets unusually busy and too many days in a row are hectic, I find myself stressing more and becoming short with those I love the most. Why is that? The people who share our homes and in many cases our names with are the ones we love most in life. Yet those very people are on the receiving end of so many of our flaws.
We can’t hide the real us when we are in close proximity to the same people much of the time. I have found I must intentionally wait to speak in order to protect the spirit of those whom I love. Our words can fly quickly but are impossible to retract. This is a daily struggle for most of us if we are honest with ourselves.
My go-to verse in so many instances is Psalms 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.” If I can just be still and wait, I am reminded that He is God and in control and that so much of what I stress about is insignificant.
This week as I prepare to host the 10th annual Ladies Tea & Luncheon at our church I will remind myself often to be still and wait. This event began a decade ago as a way to raise money for our missions program. We set up, serve, decorate, and host approximately 140 ladies and girls who gather to enjoy an afternoon of Tea, Fellowship, Fun, Music and all things lovely.
It is a highlight of my year and I plan and prepare with anticipation of sharing grace with these ladies. How silly would it be for me to allow such a gracious event to bring out unkind words or unpleasant experiences for those who work along side of me. So, this week I will be quoting Psalms 46:10 often and asking God to remind me to wait in the busyness of life.
Blessings to you in your busy life as well.