She was busy. Amazingly, she was even busier now than she had been before she retired. And she was tired.
Something has to go, she finally thought. But what? Everything she did served a purpose and much of it actually helped other people.
She decided to make a list. Only, being as creative as she was, she did so through a drawing. She began by writing God in the center because, she thought, He is the center of my life. Then she wrote out all the things that kept her busy around God. As she drew, more things came to mind and she added those until they all began squeezing together and ended up squeezing God right out of the center.
“Is that what I’m doing in my life?” she asked herself. “All the things I’m involved in is squeezing God right out of my life? No wonder I’m so tired. I’m trying to do all this in my own power. It’s time to prioritize! And get rid of things, though good, are not what God has called me to do!”
So she began eliminating one thing at a time. It wasn’t easy, nor is she finished. But God is back where He belongs. And that’s what counts.
2 thoughts on “Squeezing God Out”
Not sure I could even think about making that list at this point…..jp
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This is referring to ‘normal’ life when nothing big is happening. There are seasons when He sends more than we think we can handle, During those times all we can do is hang on to Him as He takes us through it. Praying for you JP.