Time off Work and OFF the Clock

standing in the shade of a Kaimana Tree looking east at Koko Head

Good Morning, God!

Yesterday morning I took some time “off the clock.” I’ve been pushing myself recently to get over a thousand books entered into a library database. In fact, God, I’ve become sort of compulsive about it.

But yesterday I gave myself a Gift of Timelessness. I stepped out of “scheduled” and just let myself drift and absorb all the beauty of the morning — of the ocean, the orchids, the dolphins — and the food.

It felt like a very good thing to do, God! You spread before us such an amazing world — with good friends and dearest family to enjoy it with. I consider it my calling to appreciate it all!

looking up -- through the leaves -- at the sky

Of course, I do like to “fix” things. But several days ago I once again realized that I was going to have to put the World back in Your Hands!

I am not quite sure how I end up with the weight of the world on my shoulders. For example, I was fretting about all the talented young people without jobs — when there is so much needing to be done!

Still, I am learning to pull my attention back to the small corner of the cosmos that is MINE — learning to SEE what it is that You might possibly have delegated to me.

I suspect that for a long time I have missed opportunities You gave to me because I was fretting about THINGS that were not mine to influence. Sigh.

So today, God, please help me to FOCUS on what You have set in my path!

Story teller,

Posted in responding to God's Spirit, responsibility, rest, time

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