Summer is fading and I’m desperate to make her last. My Enneagram one self, even though I try not to show her that much in public, feels the pressure of the end of summer, and all I wanted to get done. I had so many dreams for my time and how it could be spent, but it’s almost spent.
In reality, the things I wanted most were to be with my children and to sit in the presence of God and to enjoy Him. So instead of rushing through this last full week of summer and trying to fit things in, I’m just going to be in the moments I’m given and stop striving for more.
I have a necklace with pendants that say “Be Still”. I bought it because of it’s inscription. I wore it for a good while as a reminder, but then I put it away. I’m pulling it out now because I’ve also put away the idea of being still, and I want to bring it back into this week. I love a physical reminder to bring me back to my focus.
I am going to stop striving against time and strive to be present. I’m not going to view my summer with my critical glasses on and focus on what was imperfect. Instead, I’m choosing to see it all as a gift and to recognize God, the giver, in it. Then I can do my part of exalting him.
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10