Have you ever confused MOVEMENT with PROGRESS?
BUSY with EFFECTIVE?
PRESENT with ENGAGED?
I'm sorry to admit it, but I've done them all... More than once!
When we get too hyper-focused on the details, on making every little thing perfect, we can lose our PERSPECTIVE on what's really important.
I used to fill up every second of my time with anything I could get my hands on. And unfortunately, not many of those things were important. I would obsess over making small things perfect—like the laundry and the dishes in the sink—but at the same time, I was missing the point.
I thought the busier I was, the more successful, happy, and fulfilled I would be.
I had my calendar so full of meetings, appointments, household chores, errands, and parenting, I had no time for what really mattered…
What was SIGNIFICANT.
Perfectionism is never going to produce the results you’re looking for. The only thing that can do that is God’s Spirit!
This year God has really been dealing with me about rest—resting in His presence, hearing His direction, and rediscovering my JOY.
A life with God is a HAPPY LIFE!
That’s why I want to share this excerpt with you from my new devotional, The Happy Life: Notes From God:
In Psalm 46:10, God urges us to “be still and know that I am God.” Part of cultivating a healthy relationship with God is allowing time to be STILL—and not feeling guilty about it!
I CONSTANTLY have to remind myself that being busy isn’t my goal. In fact, the greatest ability we have is our availability! We should leave room on our calendars for creativity, spontaneity, and God’s Spirit to move. When we leave space for God to work in our day, God is able to use us in incredible ways!
I am so excited about this new devotional—because it is all about prioritizing your time, being present in the moment, and hearing from God!
I have wanted to do a devotional for so long—but this year, I knew it was time. I also knew I didn’t want it to just be MY words. It needed to be more than what I could tell you.
That’s when God gave me an idea.
I designated a spot before each devotional for God to speak to you directly in a prophetic and powerful way. I prayed and allowed the Holy Spirit to say what He wanted to say—and the result was life changing. [At least it was for me!]
If you could use a little less BUSY, STRESSED, and OVERWHELMED in your life and a little more HAPPY, this devotional is for you!
God has an incredible plan for your life, but it starts with discovering your joy in His presence. I believe this devotional is going to create a dynamic space for you to encounter God.
When we create space for God to move, He never fails to meet us in a powerful way!
Give yourself the gift that keeps on giving this year, and get ready to uncover the Happy Life. Preorder your copy of The Happy Life devotional HERE!