Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sitting with Shawn

It's been a busy week. Today I feel like I am running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. (Now this I've never seen, but my mother has recalled such stories.......apparently, its quite a sight.)

I am out of town next week, and so to ensure that everything is done before I go, and there will be things to do, while I'm gone, I need to organize. I need to make lists. I need to prioritize....which is fine, I'm fairly competent in these areas......but I just need to relax.

I was in grade 9 for the past two days, teaching.....really good kids. On the outside, I am fun and coy, and informative, inside......I am pacing to get to my next task. Patience for myself is lacking......and yes, I know that's a problem for me.....and if I hear that stupid (I wanted to use a stronger word here, but decided against it) song about the snail again.....and patience, I may actually pop someone.

I've been racing through work, racing through prayer time, racing through life.

I need to stop and take a minute. I need to slow the pace a minute. And so, here I sit, Shawn McDonald lulling me into rest.

I am listening to the cars race by outside.....I know I have two meetings tonight, and I still need to clean my desk. But here, in this moment, I choose to sit back.....stopping, and thanking God for the day.

1 comment:

  1. Have patience! Have patience!
    Don't be in such a hurry!
    When you get inpatient you only start to worry!
    Remember! Remember! That God is patient too!
    And think of all the times when others have to wait for you!


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