I laid on the trampoline in the backyard staring at the sky as the sun warmed my face. These new rhythms of life have done something in my soul. God has used them to reveal places of my life that need a desperate working out.
I feel as though God had to take away all the extra things in my life for me to feel the sun on my face again.
He needed to slow me down for me to see that the busy days I have been living were keeping me from a faith that will be lasting. He is giving me a fresh start.
My conversations are littered with the words, “I don’t know that I want to go back, truthfully I don’t know that I can.” Quarantine has changed me for the better, it has altered the view I have of life and faith, and I won’t go back to the way it was before.
Too busy to breathe.
Too busy to lean in and listen.
Too busy to laugh and linger.
Too busy to savor.
Too many hands in the wrong pots.
Too many burdens that are not mine to carry.
Too little time in my Bible.
Too little time in prayer.
Too little time with my people.
Too little time being changed daily by the Gospel.
Do you see why I cannot go back? My life is different in this place, and it took a pandemic to open my eyes. I know I am not the only one who is looking at life differently now. Watching and wondering how we could ever go back to the old way of life when we have been so changed from being here. How do we make a fresh start?
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