A friend, who is used to having “too much to do,” recently had a job change with fewer responsibilities, and is finding the adjustment difficult. Pressure has been dictating her day, and without it, she feels like she’s floundering. I suspect most of us have, or will, experience this at some point.
This reminds me of Lent, which is a time of intentional cutting back. It can be with food, or, in this case, activity—in order to spend more time in prayer or spiritual reading. It’s harder for me to pray and find out what God wants me to do on a daily basis
if I always feel like I am behind on my “to do list” from the day before. Lent is a time to let the “to do list” take a back seat, and realize that God sees us as much more than our accomplishments. I hope I can use this Lent to learn the lesson, so that the next time I find myself either striving on pressure, or lamenting that I don’t have any, I can pray to see God’s point of view, and realize “to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)