Learning to hand over the day…

Faith, Life March 30, 2014

Being able to work for myself is a blessing.

And sometimes a curse.

What I struggle with most is truly setting down the work. Switching my brain off at the end of the day to focus on my family. Letting rest and peace and quiet fall.

My brain races. Ideas pop, deadlines flash, iPhone beckons. Just one more email, one last scroll through instagram, one last tweet.

I recently started carrying this book around with me to search for moments of peace in my day. A few pauses to reset and maybe refocus a little. The other day I came across two prayers for the evening hour that spoke of handing over the day in order to be fully present in the joy of the evening.

Learning to hand over the day... Learning to hand over the day...

Handing over the day.

Fully present.

Joy.

Yes.

As I begin the week, this is my evening prayer.  That I may hand over each day, and let the work fall away. That I may be fully present for the joy that evening brings.

Do you struggle with letting work go at the end of the day? 

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  • Mark A. Scott March 31, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Welcome to my world

  • Kristine Gavilano April 6, 2014 at 7:32 am

    I am like this right now. I wanted to sleep a few hours ago but I couldn’t just switch off my mind. I was thinking of the to-do lists for this week. Then I decided to read the Book of James and it made me focus on something. I loved it, though at times I caught my mind wandering back to my online tasks. Then here I am again, browsing the web for good-reads. This must be the answer to a prayer then – an inspiration to hand over the day and let the work fall away.

    • InspiredRD April 7, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      When I read (especially the Bible) I try to keep a notepad handy. If anything comes to mind that I need to think about later I’ll jot it down. It’s a good way to keep the “to-do list” out of the way so I can concentrate on what I’m reading.

  • John April 6, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Great post. Life is all about the journey, not the destination!

    • InspiredRD April 7, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      Thanks John!

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