Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tick-Tock...Who is looking at the clock?

My lack of sleep these last couple of days is due to my overdrive of ambition. I know it may sound crazy but at times I get like this. I think about all of the goals I have to complete before this year is out, all of the deadlines I have set for myself and even the calender of events I have set for 2012. Whoa!! Okay breath Ashley!!! Here I am in a beautiful Country half way around the world and experiencing a journey a lot of my peers will never get to experience. But yet I am putting pressure on myself to do more and be more. I am extremely hard on myself and even more hard on the people I love the most. I don't use excuses and everything has to be done in excellence. But today I woke up with a different perspective on things. For the first time in my life I've decided I wasn't going to live a life according to deadlines and calenders anymore. Instead I choose to let my hair loose and take in the moment. I refuse to be a slave to time especially when I serve the Author of time. All of the people God used in the Bible He used them in proper season and timing. Saul was 30 when he became King, Sarah was 99 yrs old when she got impregnated with Isaac, and the list goes on. Stop measuring life and success according to your age. It's coming!!!  Remember, You will NEVER live up to the world expectations, because what the world expects and what God expects is two different things.

Today, I encourage you while I am encouraging myself. 1. Stop! Pause! Breath! Take in the moment and appreciate where God has you. 2. Be Content!! 3. Enjoy the little things in life 4. Don't take yourself so seriously, laugh and smile!!!!

And I leave you with this scripture that has continuously blessed my life over the years...
                          
"For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."Jeremiah 29:11

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