Let the Day Unfold

Picture this: a pretty piece of folded cloth lies before you and you know there is something amazing folded inside. You have a choice: You might hastily tug, pull, and maybe rip the beautiful cloth (a treasure in its own right) to reveal the hidden treasure inside; or you might take your time, appreciating the feel and sheen of the fabric as you gently lift the folds apart. The choice is yours. You can stress and hurry to get to the “goal” or you can enjoy the moments along the way.

That’s what I’m learning during this period in my life. I’ve been retired for more than a year now. The first year, I worked on a book with my son and a friend, published it, and looked for ways to share the book with others. I went from being “busy” in my employer’s office to being “busy” in my home office. It was an amazing, joy-filled time.

Then…I waited, thinking the Lord would show me the next goal and I could get busy again.

I waited.

I talked with the Lord.

I waited.

I learned that sometimes the goal is to wait, trusting the Lord and following Him without knowing where He’s leading. Rather than getting “busy,” sometimes He calls us to “be still” and let the days gently unfold. (Psalm 46:10 NIV He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”)

There are times to just “be” and to have joy in the moment. Being ever mindful of God’s loving presence gives us the freedom to appreciate each treasured blessing as the day unfolds.




About dorissavanover

Wife, mom, mom-in-law, and grandma, I write stories of everyday blessings - those ordinary moments that become extraordinary when we become aware of being in God's awesome presence. Recently retired, I enjoyed twenty-eight years of employment as an executive assistant to a commercial real estate broker. I'm excited to have more time to write and share the wonders of living an abundantly fulfilling life; a life of having a real relationship with Jesus Christ, our Savior, the Son of our very loving Heavenly Father.
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5 Responses to Let the Day Unfold

  1. T. R. Noble says:

    He definitely answers us in the quiet. There must be a reason, and this is all a time to refine in Him 🙂

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  2. bethherring says:

    Beautiful. Yes. The waiting.. some His delays are our greatest provision…..

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  3. I have trouble sitting still as you may have gathered from my last post but I am learning to be still in the presence of God – to make sure to pause what I am doing even if it means going for a walk – I may not be sitting still but moving away from everything that consumes me allows me to be still

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