I’m done. Completely finished. Never going to be this way again.
That thing I’m so desperately trying to put a stop to is busyness.
I am done being “busy.”
Never again in my life do I want to consider myself busy. That is radical, I am well aware. I realize that jaws may be dropping at this crazy proclamation. But, I think it’s exactly what I need in my life to help me be at peace.
The standard definition of busy is something along the lines of “having a lot to do.” Okay, fair enough. That definition works for me…but society’s coveted lifestyle of “being busy” sure doesn’t.
D.L. Moody – A man whose faith intrigues me. I recently read A Passion for Souls: The Life of D.L. Moody by Lyle W. Dorsett. Though lengthy, the book gave me a greater understanding of what made Moody such an influential man of God. The key was his willingness to surrender.
Not only was he called by God, but he responded. He endured hardship and trials, yet still stood firm, knowing that God is good. Moody preached to people who were not welcome in churches of his time. He didn’t care if this made him look bad to those of high social importance. He knew that the message of the Gospel is too important not to share.
After leaving behind a successful career in business, Moody entered ministry, building up believers in the Chicago area, through the YMCA and area churches. Eventually, he started a training school that is now known as Moody Bible Institute. Moody did revival tours around Britain and the U.S.
I’ve been going through some heart changes over the past few weeks. It’s been both challenging and good. I’m thankful when I am humbled and brought back to a place of realizing my great need for Jesus. While past blog posts haven’t touched as much on my faith (for a lot of reasons, including the country I used to live in), I feel a need to be transparent and share what God has been teaching me.
As a follower of Christ, I aim to live my life sold out for my savior. I want to be all in on this walk with the Lord. However, I’ve realized time and time again how hard it is to do it on my own strength. It’s impossible, really. That’s where trusting that God will guide me comes into play.
I find walking quite enjoyable. There’s something wonderful about taking in fresh air while putting a little movement into your day. While some people are all about high intensity workouts at the gym, others appreciate the simple act of walking as their form of exercise. Although I must admit I like both levels of intensity, there’s something calming about taking a walk that cannot be achieved while inside.
When I lived in China, I walked several miles each day. The combination of walking to and from my daily activities and then adding in some exercise kept me active. Now that I’m back in American suburbia, I don’t find as many chances to walk in my daily life. This is due to a combination of circumstances along with my own laziness and conformity to societal norms. Read more