Note from Kat: The following post is from monthly contributor Lara Williams.
If you resemble the majority of North American women preparing for Christmas, then your brain may be close to spinning. We have company to plan for, presents to buy, cookies to bake, and hearts to prepare. It can overwhelm even the most Martha Stewartish lady on the block.
So I’m presumptuously giving us permission to breathe. In fact let’s just make it Take-A-Breath day. That’s right. Try it with me: breathe in and breathe out. Let’s do it again, this time even more deeply. (Repeat as needed.)
Now say this out-loud, “I can’t do everything, and I’m not supposed to.” Doesn’t that feel good?
We often put things on our imaginary Christmas plate that don’t need to be there. Granted it’s a pretty plate and matches all of our decor, but it can get too full. And before we know it, we’re rushing around trying to do it all without really breathing. We’re rushing around forgetting the real Reason for this whole Christmas thing.
Let’s take some time today to just stop and breathe. Then let’s ask our Lord what exactly He has for our today. It’s possible that something can wait.
How do you pause during this busy time of year?
How do you keep Jesus the focus when there is so much we could be doing?