I am on a journey this year to live full of freedom, peace and joy. I let so many pressures dictate my day- pressure to please others in my family, pressure to succeed in my business, pressure to write 500 words a day , pressure to complete my to-do list, pressure to spend at least 30 minutes a day with God, pressure to serve at church, pressure and overwhelm wherever I turn.
The pressure looks like slavery, mostly of my own making. What are the expectations of myself, my family and the culture around me that create so much pressure? I feel compulsive, overwhelmed, distressed and at the mercy of an agenda that controls me.
Something is very wrong with this picture. Dr. Richard Swenson, in his book, Margin, restoring emotional, physical, financial and time reserves to overloaded lives, suggests that we live in a time of unprecedented change, which then contributes to what he calls “marginless living.
As a doctor, he sees people in pain – tired, frazzled, anxious, and depressed. They don’t have time to heal anymore. “There is a psychic instability in our day that prevents peace from implanting itself very firmly in the human spirit.”
How about you? Do you feel you have the freedom to make your priorities, take time for peace and rest and find joy in your daily living, regardless of your circumstances? It doesn’t come easily, it takes practice and it takes focus.
That’s what the journey to freedom, peace and joy is about this year. Coming together as Christian women to find the focus you need to live a life freely and lightly. What would it look like for you to shed the overwhelm in your life? To let go of worry and anxiety? To stop, pause and find peace for your soul? To make intentional choices that bring joy to your daily living?
Sound impossible? I hope not. I am on the journey and would love to have you come along. I have been able to shed the darkness of depression. Now I’m off to discover more peace and let God transform more of the way I live and think. The coaching process allows you move forward faster from where you are to where you want to be. Let’s start your journey now.