Monday, November 18, 2013


For this past week, I’ve been taking the time to regroup during the time I’ve had off from work. It’s truly been a relating & much needed time to myself; additionally, time with friends. I’ve had the time to reflect on what & who’s important, time to remember not to take things so seriously, time to reflect on future goals & dreams, & time to reflect on how short life truly is. I can honestly say that during this time, I didn’t spend much time in God’s word, but I did work on being in His presence, trying to be still, trying to pray more/better, & knowing that in this stillness He’s here.

In spite of all of this, today I found myself getting anxious about the upcoming week & the things I’ll have to face. But in the midst of this, I remembered that there’s peace that can only come from God & His word. As I’ve said before, life is precious & today’s has its own worries (& seeing/facing tomorrow is not necessarily guaranteed). Matthew 6:34 (NIV) says: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Today is truly enough for today!

Time with God & time with self are very important. They are a must in our lives & should be taken no matter what is going on with us & around us. What a great dose of medicine & reality I received for myself for this past week.

May you take the time you need to regroup & to refocus as well. Don’t underestimate the importance of these actions & what they mean for you & your relationships with God, yourself, & others.

Until next time.


© Lisi P, 2013


Lindsay Starr said...

Arlisia - you are such a strong, beautiful, kind and intelligent woman. You are a true inspiration and I truly admire you.

Love you,

Stephanie S. said...

What a wonderful post, and a great reminder. I'm so happy I stopped by and read this. I needed this! Thank you for sharing your inspiring words. Visiting from DYWW. Have a wonderful rest of your week.


Michell Pulliam said...

Yes my friend! The peace we find in Him is incomparable! So glad you got some time off! I'm so looking forward to my mini-break this upcoming week. Have a blessed Thanksgiving my friend! ;-)

jviola79 said...

So very true that the only way to gain perspective is to spend some time with God. Visiting from Doing You Well this afternoon.

Ren said...

Yours is the third blog in a row that I have read that touches on this topic.. I think that's awesome!

~Lisi P. said...

Thank you for stopping by and sharing your comments! Have a blessed day!

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