Back to school is here whether we like it or not, and it reminded me that as much as we like the idea of escape, a vacation, or shaking up our normal, there is also comfort in returning to familiar routines and rhythms.
One of my favorite things about starting a new year is that I get to give myself permission to start over. This means I can make new rhythms and new routines. I can choose things that will steward my time every day to a place of life.
Sometimes that’s all we really need, friend—permission to begin again.
If you find yourself exhaling anxiety half-way through your day, start over. If you have filled your wall calendar with activities and you’re busy and it’s “all good,” but you are lacking peace, start over.
Now is the perfect time to peek into your own heart and ask yourself if your schedule is stewarding your heart to a place of lack or plenty. Then, make the changes necessary to bring about the changes your heart needs.
As for me, I’ll be over here choosing more of God’s Word, so I have light for my path. I want to partake of it daily, as if it’s my literal bread, because it is. And I’ll be choosing to store it up in my heart.
What about you?
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105).
“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you” (Psalm 119:11).