I settled into my seat on the plane. I put on my headset, but didn’t turn it on. My way of saying, “Don’t talk to me”—I just need silence. Sandwiched between a woman who had the window seat and David in the aisle seat, I was not interested in chatting with either of them.
I felt the weight of this year’s exhausting schedule.
I’m so tired.
Something has to change.
Arriving in Cancun, I realized I forgot to change my voicemail to relay that I’m on an unplugged vacation. I planned to change it the next day. I never did.
I was exhausted and I just wanted to spend the entire ten days on a lounge chair.
I devoured sleep. And let my body wake naturally. A luxury I rarely have.
Each day as I rested, I felt weariness lift.
Something has to change in my life, but how do I choose what needs to go?
I watched the waves roll in.
The water doesn’t force a wave to form.Let go of the things you can’t control. Everyone of them. Click To Tweet
Wind causes surface waves.Change your perception that it’s all up to you, and let God’s breeze guide you. Click To Tweet
The gravitational pull of the sun and moon on the earth also causes waves.Remove the pressure you place on yourself. Click To Tweet
But routine always works its way back in.
And old habits die hard.
I assess how I feel about the things I invest my time in. Some feel like waves crashing hard against the sand. Others feel like calm bay waters swaying back and forth.
Maybe it’s not about completely removing routine, but altering it from time to time.
What if I had more control by holding onto less of it?Just like the sun still shines on cloudy days, perhaps God is leading even when I can’t see Him. Click To Tweet
How would I feel if I lived with less constraints?
I leaned back in my lounger and focused on the moment. I will think more about this tomorrow, right after I change my voicemail.