This post is written to link with Five Minute Friday: write for five minutes on a one-word prompt. The prompt today is “less.”
In many ways, for me, this is a season of more – more opportunities, more responsibility, more work. It’s a time of investing more in certain relationships, of giving more of my time to others around me, of recognising that I need to pray more because I need God’s help and guidance.
But along with the more, there is also less.
There is less because I have limits, because I can’t do it all, because I only have so much time and energy, and if I give more to something, I have less for something else.
It’s not always easy to accept, but it’s necessary.
And it’s an ongoing process of finding the balance, of giving a little less to something for a while and seeing how it works out.
That’s why I’ve been here a little less, writing a little less. Part of me wondered about stopping altogether – it’s been a struggle to find either the time or the inspiration. But it’s become clear in the last few days that I still have more to say, that I have ideas for posts that I’m itching to write as soon as I can find the time – and now that I have the motivation, I’m hoping that finding the time will be easier.
The main thing I’ve learned is that it’s an ongoing process of seeking God – looking for where he is calling me to give more and where he is calling me to give less. My natural tendency will always be towards more, but more isn’t possible without less.
I think I’m beginning to figure it out – more or less… 🙂