I subscribe to a daily thought from Real Simple. Today’s thought was a quote from Uta Hagen, “I truly believe there is nothing larger than life.” It certainly feels that way at times. We are pulled upon by so many things and each feels equally important. We feel like if we say “no” to something or someone, we will let them down and be a failure in that area of our lives. When I feel this way I have to resist the urge to use my imaginary scissors and clip those cords that are entangling me. I resist the urge to answer my phone with “NO!” instead of “Hello”. I resist the urge to slam my door, lock it, and then retreat to the closet and close the door behind me there in the dark. All of us feel this way at times. Life is large. The only way I can handle all the pulling and twisting is to be grounded. One of the Time Outs I need every day is time to sit down, be quiet, and remember who I am. My faith is extremely important to me. My God is the only thing I know that is larger than life and I gain comfort and support in the trying times when I read the Bible and pray. When I feel all strung up or all strung out, I go to God in prayer. I pour my heart out to the one person I believe is bigger than my situation and my feelings. I know that in all the years that I have been doing this, I have always received what I was looking for…peace. Time Out with God every day helps me get out of the tangle, off the bungie jump, and get back to the ground, secure.
23 I pray that God, who gives peace, will make you completely holy. And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept healthy and faultless until our Lord Jesus Christ returns.24 The one who chose you can be trusted, and he will do this.–1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (CEV)