When the Best Should is a Should Not
It’s Five Minute Friday time! Today’s word prompt: Should
If you’ve ever shared with a friend news about taking a vacation, and then find out she’s already been there, you know what’s coming: all the ‘shoulds’ that need to be done once you get there. You should shop here, eat there, play at this place, visit this site and so on.
Sometimes what we should do is a helpful thing. But other times, the times when the word itself brings the weight of the world down on our feeble shoulders, it’s quite the opposite.
I hear it more than I would like. Being a stay-at-home mom, my downtime (which is sparse, though society might disagree) can leave me feeling like I should be doing more.
I have to remind myself that it’s okay to just be; that more is accomplished on my knees praying than hurrying and worrying about my day.
“Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me.” Psalm 116:7
God is for me and when I trust in this unchangeable truth, the light of this world begins to grow dim, voices are hushed, opinions of others lessened until all I see and hear and feel is the love of my Savior.
In Him alone comes the satisfaction that all the things I think I should be doing try to offer.
In Him alone, I find my center, my peace, my joy, my hope, my sanity, my reassurance.
With lots of love,