Are you living fully aware, or are you walking around so caught up in yourself that you are missing out?
I know I am very guilty of doing just that. I’m stressed, or busy, or so focused on what I’m doing that I’ve totally missed out on something important. I cannot count the times I miss out on life because I’m so busy just “doing life“.
Guys (and gals) I want that to stop! It’s time to start Living Fully Aware.
No more quick glance and obligatory “good job” at the general direction of a child who’s calling my name.
No more mumbling “yes dear” to the husband who is sharing about his day.
No more centering so much on self that I fail to see the needs of others around me.
No more caring for the needs of my child without really seeing him.
If I am the hands and feet of Jesus, then I need to have his heart as well. Christ centered his heart in his father, seeking him in the evenings. He took time out of his busy day to bless the children. He stopped along his way to care for the needs of others.
I want to smile right into the eyes of the child calling my name and hear what she’s really saying.
I want to listen to my husband and hear what he’s not saying.
I want to look right at my baby, see his smile, hear his laugh, delight in the feel of his hands patting my cheeks.
I want to live so fully aware of Christ in me, that I will see others at HE sees them.
I want to trade me for you, mine for yours, and closed for open.
My friends, time is passing by. Some days it seems I am barely surviving, just managing to hold the tip of my nose out of the current circumstances that are threatening to drown me.
But I don’t believe that is God’s plan for me. He created us to thrive on this earth. Sin began the course of death and we as humans went downhill from there, down to the miry pit.
“He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. Psalms 40:2″
If I am living fully aware of what Christ has done for me then I am no longer centered on self. By living a life centered in God, I will thrive and I will be aware of the needs of others. I will no longer be so busy “doing life” that I am missing life.
Now, I have no expectations that my life will be any less busy. 🙂 But I know, that a life lived for others is a blessed life, whereas a life lived for self is miserable.