For my first day of being a New Yorker can you guess what I did today??? I did absolutely nothing today. My body was getting exhausted so I decided to rest. Boy did that feel good. I woke up super early like I always do and couldn’t go back to sleep. So I prayed and tried to take this all in more. It really hasn’t hit me yet honestly.
I wanted to talk about taking in every situation that you are involved in. A lot of times we get so busy and worrying about the next thing that we forget to take in the current moment. One area that God worked on my heart was being present. I have the tendacy to over plan and over analyze situations in my head and be completely zoned out from the person who is right in front of me. That was such an exhausting time in my life. When you’re present, you are able to engage that person(s) conversation and respond appropriately. We all can tell true genuine people when we are in conversations with them. Those are the types of people that we want to stay connected to. Learning how I used to be has help mold me into the genuine person that I am today. I absolutely LOVE listening and engaging with people that I am around.
Take it all in. Take in who you are talking to. Take in the scenery. Take it the memories that you are making with whomever you are with. Take in the blessings that God has so graciously given to you. Take in all that you went through in order to have that current moment. Take in the emotions. Take in all of the people that are close to you. Take it in that there is ALWAYS a reason for every moment of your life. Take it all in.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
I’m choosing to take in the fact that I love the way of life up here with food and delivery methods. I don’t have to leave the house to get food. Here’s a pic of the delivery guy from tonight.
How cool is that?!? I’ll be taking in more tomorrow and every day after that.
3:2 Discussion question: What have you not taken the time to take in lately?
‘Til next time my loves remember to always be present!!!
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This sounds crazy but sometimes I would forget to greet people. My schedule can be so demanding, so I’m always thinking about something related to my job, school or my internship. My mind is constantly being consumed about what I need to get done and time is never on my side. I’m also an introvert, so I’m not big on initiating casual convos ( unless it’s someone I have a close relationship with). A couple of my co-workers pointed out that I don’t greet them when I walk into work or even look them in the eye. I felt so horrible about that, so I have to remind myself to do that each day with my co-workers and clients (greet them and ask how they are and make eye contact). Bc regardless of me not having the intentions of being rude, it can very well be interpreted as rude. So, I have to work on not allowing my anxious thoughts to take me out of the ‘here and now’ and take to time to let others know, I genuinely care about their well-being.
& happy first day of your new journey!
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I totally agree with you. Being aware of it is just the beginning but actually making the change is key. Thank you girlie! I’m loving it so far.
I’m not very good at going out of my way to take in the company of others. I am a massive introvert so I very much enjoy being by myself. That being said I do enjoy spending times with others but I feel sometimes I avoid it to much.