When being led by the Holy Spirit…
I find more humor in life.
I smile more. I laugh more. I play more.
I remember it is not about me.
I hear God speak to me through Scripture. Passages I have read before suddenly come alive with new meaning and power.
I treat my wife like the treasure she is.
I work hard, but without a frantic edge to my efforts. Because I know only the effort is up to me. The results are up to God. If God wills it, I cannot stop it. I may hinder God’s progress, if He allows me to. But I cannot ultimately thwart his desire. The converse is also true.
I share more. I tip better at restaurants. I give more freely of my time and energy. I invite other people into the work of God with me.
I go to bed earlier and wake up earlier.
I seek joy-filled music.
I sit on the floor and play with my kids. Without thinking that I am wasting time.
I live creatively.
I pray without watching the clock. I give without counting the cost. I serve without expectation.
I lead. And I follow.
I work less. And get more done.
I live into the paradox.
God gives me eyes to see and ears to hear.
I live out of abundance instead of scarcity. Trust instead of fear. Hope instead of despair.
I seek first the Kingdom of God. And I find that all those other things are given to me, as well.