Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The heart and the schedule


We are 5 weeks away from the end of the school year. This is the time that everything happens. From  banquets to class parties, our schedules become unbearably full. We complain. We forget that we are the ones who signed up for all these things in the first place.

Now that we have the internet, we make our complaints public. We even request others to complain with us. If they add sarcasm to their comments, even better.

I hope you know where I am going with this. We can do better. We can be people who honor the commitments we signed up for. No one, absolutely no one forced you to overcommit and under deliver. You decided that's how you wanted to spend your year. Complaining about an adult decision shows your level of gratitude for the opportunities you have.

We can be so much better. It starts in the heart. God can help you see what is currently motivating your heart. Those internet complaints are simply side effects. It is important to know what's really causing all of that and ask God's help to heal you once and for all.

It continues in your schedule. You are responsible for it. If you are overwhelmed now,  you can change it. Think about how you feel now and decide how you want to feel in the Spring of 2020. If you want to have room to breath, make sure your schedule reflects that.

I know that you are not going to quit your commitments today. What you can do is decide to be responsible for the choices you made in the Fall. Let God heal your heart and praise God for what's to come.

Gratitude is something we can all cultivate. Let's share our thankfulness to God instead of complaining incessantly online.

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