The Importance of Listening to the Holy Spirit
I consider my myself very faithful and I pray when I wake up and pray when I go to bed. During the day I can get so busy that sometimes when things are on overload and I feel overwhelmed and stressfulI I try to handle it all on my own. I forget that Jesus is right there for me and the Holy Spirit guides me and brings me the peace I need.
I remember not too long ago, I had business meetings and I had to take two of my boys to the dentist later that day. I was getting ready and mentally preparing for my meetings when I looked down at my youngest daughter who was watching me. She wanted me to put makeup on her and comb her hair too. I flat out told her “No” and explained to her I was really busy because I had two big meetings to go to and I did not have time. She then asked me if I could read to her. I again explained to her that I had to finish getting ready because I had a very important day. She then asked me if she was important? I said of course she was and I loved her so much! I then said I would read to her when I got home, after I made dinner and did dishes, right before for bed.
When I got in my car and drove away she waved goodbye from the window. Driving alone and in silence my heart felt heavy and I felt bad for leaving her because she needed me.
That is when I decided I needed Jesus. I prayed about how I felt in my heart. I needed to slow down and spend quality and quantity time with my family. I got my answer from the Holy Spirit loud and clear. I was not to jam so much into a day. Why did I schedule the boys for dental appointments on a day when I had meetings? Why did I have two meetings scheduled and not just one? That was my answer! Slow Down and Smell the Roses and enjoy everything God has given to me and give thanks to what God has provided for me. Most importantly, God told me to leave the stress I was feeling at Jesus’s feet and live in joy. Prioritize what was first AND make it first. In other words by me spending my Drive Time in Soul Time the Holy Spirit guided me in the right direction. I went to my meetings feeling less stressed and everything was a success. I rescheduled the dental appointments I had for the boys and went home early.
God answered my prayers that I had already known deep within my soul. Stop and slow down and make memories with the most important things in my life and give the rest to Jesus to take care of.
“Martha, Martha, you worry and fret about so many things and yet few are needed, indeed only one. It is Mary who has chosen the better part, it is not to be taken from her.” (Luke 10:41-42)