Take care of your soul or your soul will take care of you
How careful are you with your soul? By careful, I mean intentional.
Do you intentionally tend to the matters of your mind, your will, your emotions and your imagination?
Everyday; within our souls; seeds are planted. We tend to these seeds by watching after them, feeding them, watering them and soon enough they begin growing.
When I was fired into becoming a stay at home mom that was the worse thing that could’ve ever happened to us as a young married couple with 2 kids and one on the way.
As I’ve grown in my confidence; as a wife, a mom, a business owner and anywhere else God uses me; He brings me back to my soul-motives. (Mindfulness)
Anytime I start feeling overwhelmed I have to sit down and seriously put everything in front of Him and ask why it’s bringing me stress or the feelings of being overwhelmed like there’s too much to do and no time.
Prioritizing my day with God-time first helps me reduce the hustle; then comes family matters, fueling my own tank, then the other items. When I stop long enough to realize that the Greater ONE lives in me and He is bigger than anything living in my world. And I mean doesn’t that calculate to Him being able to handle whatever is in front of me. Mindfully considering that if Christ can, and He is alive and active in me, then He has fully equipped me to do it.
It is so much easier to do than to be. To do is to take some action. To be requires real transformation. – Kyle Idleman
At my Parents Back To School night one of his teachers said “parents we have to stop teaching our kids how to automatically do things, they’re forgetting how to think.”
That was so profound.
Productivity & success; in any area of life: spirit, sou, body, finances or relationships; can’t become habitual.
It’s not habit, it’s literally everyday consciously deciding what you want in your life, recognizing what you will and won’t do, identifying this is how things work together, then do it, otherwise they won’t.
Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’? ” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden. But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.’ ” “No! You will not die,” the serpent said to the woman. “In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:1-5 HCSB)
Why are you eating?
- Eating out of habit
- Eating out of reaction
- Eating out of need
- Eating out of fear
I’ve pulled a few resources for you to use regarding portion control, managing cravings and the subject of you are what you eat.
“I love what I do, and I’m so deeply thankful to travel for work to soapy beautiful parts of the world, but at the same time, I don’t want to miss even a moment of this, in my everyday life, the blood and boned of day to day. Maybe this is how it’s suppose to be. You’re a lucky person when oh love to go to work in the morning, and you equally love to come home at the end of the day. So I’ve resolved to be here, present to what life hands me here. And when it is time to be somewhere else, I will be there, present to what life hands me there.”- Shauna Niequist Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are As You Are
Romans 12:2 Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind. As a result, you will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing, and complete. (The Voice)
Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, NO matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging. – Brene Brown Daring Greatly
Question from the Savor devotional:
// Do you find yourself feeling torn between different aspects of your life, between work and home or between travel and the day to day? What helps you be truly present and mindful in each place?