The joy’s in the doing.

It’s Wednesday and my weekend has officially begun.

Aren’t those beautiful words? But, oh, it gets better:

Hubs is home, too. And we have zero plans. Zilch! And, we’re supposed to get dumped with a foot of snow, so we’ll be stuck at home. Bummer–we totally hate cozy days at home that involve warm blankets, books in hand and sea-salted caramel hot cocoas. Sounds terrible.

Needless to say, we’re more than a little excited to spend some time together. Though, I’m equally afraid of watching our time disappear.

Basically, I want time to slow waaaay down for the next four days.

I’m a rusher; patience is not my middle name. Standing in line behind someone slow at the grocery store drives me bonkers (worse yet, if he or she writes a check!). I’m always driving at least five miles per hour over the speed limit and weaving traffic just for the heck of it. When my Garmin provides the estimated arrival time, I do everything in my power to shave off at least three minutes. I think a lot of nasty things when someone drives 25 in a 40 zone, which, believe me, happens all-too-often in rural NoDak.

And, I should probably mention my longing for a signed college diploma and marriage license at the ripe age of 20. I’m thrilled I pushed myself to finish early and we started our “happily ever after” earlier than most. But, sometimes I wonder, ‘why the rush?’

As I enter my four-day weekend, concerned about getting it all done–including “relax” which has [sadly] appeared on my to-do lists in the past, I’m keeping this verse tucked in the back of my mind:

We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. {Psalm 39:6}

The joy’s in the doing, not the accomplishing. I’ve never gained anything in life from being in a hurry. In fact, I’ve probably missed out on some of the details. You know, the lovely little things that are clearly stamped with His fingerprints. They’re there, I’m just in too much of a rush to notice.

So that’s my goal this weekend. Not necessarily to get it all done, but to find joy in the process.

“Saving time” isn’t on my agenda this weekend.

I just want enough time to do my one life well.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. hannahruthie says:

    I love this, Angie! This past quarter I didn’t take any classes so I had a lot of “free time,” but I still didn’t make time to rest. It is so important, especially to rest in God. I forget how much I need that.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love new blogging friends!

    1. And thank you for stopping by!

      Sometimes resting can be a challenge, but it’s just so important. There’s a time for everything, right?

      Hope you carve out some moments for R&R (in Him) over the new year.

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