Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

15 May

I left here last seeking to manage my time better. It has been four months since I shared and my time has been fruitful, well, mostly.  I read once that a new habit needs a good three week commitment in order to become so.  Whoever came up with that time fame must not of had me in mind.  My silence has been the knuckle busting work of the Lord. He has His work cut out with this stubborn girl!

The past four months has been one of discipline and prayer.  Learning to re work your whole way of being is challenging and frustrating at best.  I had to learn how to make a schedule, to put things on a calendar, and the toughest of all was the art of saying no (I really like to say yes!).

I went into it really excited and motivated with what I thought were realistic expectations.  After a week I found myself slipping into familiar habits and clinging to every excuse as a free pass to slack off.  So I kind of retreated for a bit feeling the sting of failure.

What I love, is when something is the will of the Lord, He has ways of helping you to see things through His eyes.  It’s like the proverbial “aha” moment.

See, I thought that I had to schedule my day minute by minute in order to better manage my time.  One of the things that I love most is the organic spontaneity of life.  I love getting the itch to just go and so does my family but my new schedule didn’t allow for it. I failed because I had such tunnel vision on how this new life looked that I never considered that there were other possibilities.

Life isn’t about filling every moment with stuff -sometimes the Lord wants you to pause, kneel, and seek His face, and then rest in His grace and glory in order to be ready for whatever and wherever His will leads. His way ensures you never miss the really good things…….and sometimes the spontaneous things.

What steps do you take to better manage your time and life?  I would love to hear from you!

 

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing!

Rebecca

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8 Responses to “Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks”

  1. The Vintage Couple May 15, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    I am glad to see your back! I enjoyed your post 🙂
    ~AIsha

    • Rebecca May 15, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

      Thank you, sweet friend! It feels so good to be back 🙂

  2. Excellent thoughts and an inspirational idea came to me regarding an upcoming book chapter I am going to write about dogs too, so thank you! 🙂 Blessings,

    • Rebecca May 15, 2014 at 10:36 pm #

      Well I can’t wait to read it! Thank you, my friend for your continued encouragement! ~Blessings~

  3. Karl D Rhoads May 16, 2014 at 11:08 pm #

    It is so good to have you back! Your thoughts were dearly missed. 🙂

    • Rebecca May 17, 2014 at 10:04 am #

      Thank you, my friend! 🙂

  4. Wendell A. Brown May 18, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    I love the message…have a beautiful Sunday!

  5. Skye @ Faith, Food and Friends May 20, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    I am so happy to have met you! Blessings on your day!! 🙂 This was a wonderful post.

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