What an interesting week I have had. It has been a week of surprises, good and bad. It has passed both fast and slow. I've been both focused and scattered. I can't believe that I haven't posted here since Wednesday. And today with this post, I have so many things to say that I can't find one thing to say. What an interesting dilemma. So, I think that I will just post here some random things I have learned or relearned through this past week. As with all good learning, all can be tied to key points in the bible. While I have not posted the verses here because I have not taken the time to look them up, I'm sure I could find a reference for all of my key points. That can be your homework assignment. :) Then we can all learn from my life.
I have learned...
- Less of me means more for you. In speaking twice this week and having to deal with a lot of unexpected personal issues in my family, I've learned that the more I let God take charge, the better I can be for everyone else.
- There is freedom in structure. This may seem like a paradox but it is true. Knowing that I've scheduled time in my week for work, physical fitness, ministry & time with friends allows me to live in the moment rather than in worry that I will not finish all that I need to do.
- God's message of hope transcends all generations. The good news of the Gospel is not old news but a reminder of the hope it provides speaks to young and old alike. It's power never ceases.
- An authentic friend is a rare gift from God. We should make time each week to nurture the relationships in our lives.
- Slowing down speeds up progress. By seeking God's direction through prayer, we can do less but accomplish more. Strange but true.
This isn't all that I have learned this week. I'm going to mull over some of my more skeptical "learnings" and save my public thoughts regarding them for another day when I am sure they are truths worth sharing. What have you learned or re-learned this week that you can build on in the upcoming week?
Janna Rust is a Life Coach and Speaker dedicated to encouraging others towards lives God intends for them. For more information, visit her at www.purposefulpartnerships.com.