A moment of clarity
|April 15, 2012||Posted by Kelly under Everyday, Faith|
Tonight, while chatting with a good friend, I had a moment where the reasons for my downsizing came through loud and clear. Recently I have gotten away from my original goals. I have been wrapped up in traffic numbers, giveaways, and Facebook stats. This was not my original purpose at all of this blog. It is so easy to be distracted online. So many things to look at. There is Pinterest where you can not only find patterns, recipes, and fashion, but you can feel bad about yourself by your lack of talent (or maybe that is just me). There is Facebook, where it is important to have “likes” (and where you wonder why another blog has more likes than you and wonder how you can “fix” that). There are other blogs FULL of very talented people that make me feel very small in comparison. When I’m home with my family, I am happy and don’t think about all the things I can’t do. When I’m with my family, life is simple and fun. The internet can be a great thing, but so often for me, it isn’t. And because I became so wrapped up in the internet world, I forgot what was really important and what I was working towards. Being offline most of the last 8 days has allowed me to be happy with the simple things again. Then tonight, thanks to a friend, I see again my goals, what I really want to achieve and share.
I’m back to sharing my 100 item goal and the simple things I’m learning along the way. Today a conversation (actually two conversations) consisted of money and things. I remembered what is important…. “give us this day our daily bread”…. for me that is a literal statement… today I ask God to give me exactly what I need, no more and no less. Keeping things I don’t need, simply because I fear I might need them, is not trusting that God will provide when I need it. A simpler life also allows me to have more time, more time with family, more time in the garden, more time just being still.
“Be still, and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10