I am a recovering rule follower. I struggle to live in the freedom of grace which is radically different than the rules of the world. I constantly am challenged by the words from the apostle Paul:
It’s a big week in our neck of the woods. Our one and only is graduating from high school! I don’t know how the time has passed so quickly but, it’s here, and I want to savor every minute of it. However, I have a confession to make. It is hard for me to let go of the regular day to day things in order for me to be fully present. It’s during times like these that I realize how tight a grip I have on my world.
At the moment, I am tempted to follow the rules of the blog-o-sphere, which are emphatic about the need to post consistently, no matter what is going on in life. Otherwise, you’ll lose people…they’ll be expecting something valuable from you and you won’t deliver. Then what will they think? And I certainly don’t want that, do I?! So, I should have planned to have great content ready to go for occasions just like this…but…I have not followed that rule. I can feel the anxiety but I am choosing to live radically different. I am going to resist the temptation of trading in one set of man-made rules for another and I am going to enjoy this week with family, friends and fully engage in all the wonderful festivities that surround and celebrate our one and only son’s graduation. No running from one moment to the next. No worrying about the things left undone. I’ll trust the King of the Universe to run the show and I’m going to soak in every possible second. This is it…this is an unrepeatable week and I embrace it as the wonderful gift it is intended to be.
So friends…delight in what is happening in your life today! Don’t be afraid to set aside good things you have going on in your life in order to be present for the very best of what it has to offer. Breathe…watch…smile…enjoy…and be thankful!