Many people justify their frenetic crazy schedules and behaviour by believing that life is an emergency! Our actions can signify that we think everything is urgent and life altering, when actually we are the ones who usually create the pressure situations we face as we turn little things into a life emergency.
Perhaps we allow our own unrealistic expectations, obsessive-compulsive behaviours, lack of prayer and time with God an out of balance lifestyle whilst pursuing our goals to steal our peace, quality of relationships and ability to hear God clearly. We instead turn life into a constant series of dramas and stress, when in actual fact most of what we spend our days stressing and striving over isn’t worth it. Life is so much easier when we just Chill Out!
Today, if you are tired of living life like it’s an ongoing emergency then take time to stop, breathe and realise that life does go on and be perfectly okay even if the house isn’t spotless before you walk out the door. That everything doesn’t have to be perfect for things to work and that your goals and dreams are meant to bless and inspire you, not constantly burden you under unrealistic deadlines and expectations which steal your joy.
Most things we think are urgent emergency today we won’t remember in twenty years time. Keep what’s really important and God’s plan for your life in front of you, take the pressure off and cut yourself some slack and know that even when things don’t go to plan it’s probably not an emergency.
God has a way through and the wisdom, strength and resources we need to experience peace and fulfilment in all we do. He simply wants us to learn to wait and listen so that He can lead and guide us.
“For Jesus is our peace” (Ephesians 2:14)
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)
Prayer: Lord please help me to keep a healthy perspective and know what thing are really important and where I have the tendency to make things bigger than they are. Please fill me with your peace, rest and the knowledge of your will for me today. In Jesus name Amen.