Unforced rhythms of grace.

Someone messaged me a couple of days ago about how to be successful working from home and I had all the right answers for her. I know how to do that. I know how to set goals in business and reach them. I know how to lead a team and show them the way. I know how to pick a new thing to learn and dive all the way in and just go for it…fail or succeed, I’m a hustler.

It was this month last year, I knew that God was moving me in a whole different direction than I have ever gone. He let us know it was time to close our online boutique and…and… and…Don’t worry, you aren’t missing something. I am still waiting for what’s next too! I struggled for months searching high and low…looking, watching, praying for what’s next for me. What new thing did He want me to learn and conquer? Put me in coach…I’m ready to play! I have always worked a job, had a business or both at times. It is in my nature to work and be creative. So, this season of “doing nothing” was/is driving me bonkers. I feel like a fish out of water and battle guilt and a sense of failure. When those feelings come, I am reminded that He has me in this season for a reason.

I am an all or nothing kinda girl. He made me like that. So it is no surprise to him that I am jumping out of my skin to “do something”. But, He’s trying to teach me something.

Matthew 11:29 (MSG) Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.

Just walk…not sprint with Him. Watch Him…not do it for Him. It seems like such a simple concept doesn’t it? Not so easy for this chica! I’m a Mexican on a mission – I don’t do non-productivity very well. Unless we are talking about the piles of laundry that need to be folded…but we aren’t going to talk about that!

I have so much to say on this subject…but just wanted to put this out there, in case I am not alone. If God is trying to tell you to chill out for a minute so He can teach you something, JUST DO IT ALREADY! I can’t think of a period in my life where I have grown so much in my relationship with Him as I have in this past year. I will share more about that later, but right now I just need someone to know that what you are doing is not insignificant.

I am going to be more mindful of the seemingly insignificant things in life that I do that seem to be mundane and less than important or exciting and do them as working for the Lord. Try it with me! If you are changing diapers, cooking dinner, washing clothes for your family, working that job you despise, getting those treat bags ready for your child’s class, mowing your lawn, grocery shopping, cleaning the bathrooms, mopping the floors, walking the dog, studying your Bible, working out or even writing a thoughtful message to someone to brighten their day…Do it as if you were doing it for Jesus himself. The Bible says in Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

So, here’s to learning how to being thankful and content in this season of life and learning the unforced rhythms of grace!