Invest In What Matters Most

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The last few weeks have been hard to invest in writing. I almost wrote a blog post to say I’d see you next month. Thankfully, I pushed past the fear and here I sit today, putting my words down on paper.

It’s not necessarily that I fear to write. The problem is that when I have too many items on my plate, my first instinct is too put off the creative projects. It’s so much easier to invest in the busy work that doesn’t require you to put your heart on the line. Stay safe. Stay comfortable. But life begins at the end of your comfort zone. I don’t know who said that, but it’s written on my inspiration board as a constant reminder.

Along with striving for a life of less, I’m also constantly working to enjoy grace. God offers it to me on a daily basis. Why am I so infrequently willing to offer it to myself? In hopes to seek grace, not perfection, I’m not going to have a themed Making Marriage Happen series for May. I had it all planned out in my head, but I’m not going to be able to invest the time this month to write the articles. I’ve got other things I’d like to share here, other projects to accomplish, and relationships I’d like to invest an extra amount of time in.

But we do have to Make Marriage Happen this month! So, if I can encourage you in your marriage, it would be to ask you one question. What do you need to quit or give up today in order to have more time and energy, patience and love, for your wife or husband? We can’t always do it all. Sometimes we have to give up something good or something we love in order to invest in what matters most.

This month I said “no” in order to say “yes” to surprising my mom and family for Mother’s day weekend. It was the best decision!