“She Speaks Wellness”
I am not sure if anyone is like me. Sometimes my mind shifts from one thing to another. What am I going to do tomorrow? I must complete the report. I have two meetings tomorrow. Am I prepared? What will I cook? Where will I go next month for my sabbatical? Where are we going for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays? What will I cook for the Holidays and what gifts will I buy? Or not! We get in such a hurry trying to get to our next. Our next breakthrough, our next which is unknown. All within 10 minutes, sitting in my thoughts. These racing thoughts can be overwhelming. These thoughts can cause anxiety and depression by external and internal factors. Jesus tells us in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (New Revised Standard Version)
As a visionary, I see the big picture, and I want it right now. Trying to figure out the plan and overlooking the process. I miss the opportunities. I miss the people who came. John Haywood, the English playwright famous quote says, “Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were laying brick every hour.”
I sat outdoors on a cool early morning drinking my coffee. The Spirit says, “enjoy the right now” You will never get this moment back. When you pause, you will see the red cardinal seating in the distance, reminding you of the perfection of our creator.
When Jesus met the woman at the well. The woman came distracted by her life situation and her daily walk to the well. When she meets Jesus at the well, she could have lifted her pot from the well and journeyed back to her daily chores. But she paused and listened, not realizing that this moment would change her life forever. (See story in John 4)
So today, women listen to God speak. Slow down and get away from the inner noise and the holiday rush. What is he telling you? Pause, breathe, and listen. Ask your soul what it wants.
Stop to listen to hear God’s still voice. Let God Spirit tell you what you need. God desires that we come to know him. When we know Him, we come to know ourselves. Do not overlook the moment of the now; this one encounter can change your life forever.
As my sister stated, “we are probably living our best lives right now, be still in the moment, and enjoy it.”
Closing Prayer: Father, I pray now that every person reading this will know that you are a living God, which will give them peace, and your encounter will change their lives forever.
In Jesus Name.
Sonya Hosey, Ordained Clergy
Founder, Iron Sharpens Iron 4MySisters Network