I have a bit of a problem – pretty sure it’s not a new one to most of you.
The concept of withdrawing from the human race and all of its functions is very appealing to me. In the past, I can tell you that I would give anything to have even just one day as a retreat.
Here is my problem.
I have so many ideas, so many tasks, so many desires, so many dreams that I need to even slow down from those things.
Also, I am spending more time mentoring, more time engaging, more time with my neighbours.
So time away means more time catching up and then I can’t shelve the ideas and visions I picked up while away.
So I have stopped withdrawing because I am no longer being re-vitalized.
I am now learning the art of re-vitalizing while on the go. I am not very good at it. I miss quiet, miss the sound of birds, water, falling rain – but the sound of cars being passed by me or passing me is somehow becoming my quiet place. As I am going, I am being re-vitalized.
I think that I am changing as a result. My wife and I went to Maui this past year, and usually it takes me at least a week to get the noise out of my head to enjoy my quiet time. This time, I was engaged in two days!
Maybe it’s not so much a problem as a new opportunity as I learn to walk with God in a different way.
- “I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” (richardangulo.wordpress.com)