"OK, you go sit in time out"! Have you ever said that to your kids? Have you ever wanted to say that to your husband? ha ha! Time Out in the past few years has taken on a negative connection. Time Out is punishment. You get in trouble you go sit in time out.
I started thinking about Time-outs. You know the type of time out taken in a ball game. (after all I am a huge football and basketball fan)I found this definition of Time-out on About.com: Football
Definition of Time-out: A break in action requested by either team or one of the officials.
My definition: A time to re-group, re-organize and start a bit fresh. Time out to talk to God, study His Word, time out to pray, time out to ask for prayer from those who I know will pray for me.
Do you ever need a time out? Does God ever provide you with a time out even when you don't realize you need one? Caught up in everyday activities, putting God on the backburner. I started to think about my real estate business and that it's a bit slow right now. Perhaps this is a time-out God knew I needed. A bit of a break from the busy-ness of my job. If I embrace it this way, I won't feel as anxious about staying home on days that I don't need to be in the office. Embrace the opportunity and luxuary of working from home. Mind you, I won't sit idle... I will continue to work my profession... but I believe God is revealing a way for me to work it in a different way. One that will satisfy me professionally as well as personally. After all... home is my favorite place to be.
So with that... I will embrace my time-out. Re-set the clock and put on a new game face! Spend time with Him... He will guide me in the troubled times we live in.
Friends, if any of you are feeling the crunch of tough economic times, I lift you up in prayer. If any of your family or friends are feeling the crunch I am lifting them up too! When I complete this post, I will bend a knee, bow my head and ask for His guidance, help and peace for all who are afraid, who are suffering, anxious and feeling the crunch.
Much love to all of you in Jesus Awesome Name!!!
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