I can’t believe we’re coming up on toward the end of the month. I’ve been thinking about seeking the good of someone else, but I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to really find a way to put this one into action. I know that’s my own fault — I could have made a better effort. But to be honest, I feel like I’ve really been concentrating on simplifying my life and trying not to stress about my busyness. Really, I’m still working on things I started working on during my month of peace!
Not that I would consider this a failure. I think sometimes God has us concentrate on the parts of our lives where we need the most work and the most healing, and right now that is my over-worked spirit. Even if we have our own little cultivate projects! Honestly, I’ve been seeking the good of myself. Selfish? Maybe a little. But I can’t be useful to anyone else when I’m so overwhelmed. I can’t take the time to volunteer more, stop to help a stranger, or give a friend a shoulder to cry on when I’m absolutely busy 100% of the time.
So that’s where I am for this one. Working on myself so I can seek the good of others more freely. We have our homeless project coming up next weekend (the 6th) and I want to be able to let go of my to-do list and not worry about all the stuff I have to get done and just be present for our homeless friends that day. Seek their good. Stop seeking my own checklists. We’ll see how it goes.