“There’s a magic beyond us that works in ways we can’t understand. We can’t game it. We can’t 10-point list it. We can’t control it.” – Jamie Varon
I am forever reading, taking online classes and listening to videos on how to improve my work, life or how to be a better version of myself. I have come to the conclusion that I am not satisfied with my current situation. No matter the volumes of information I digest to make a new and better version, it is not enough. I thought that by the time I reached this point in life, it would be over, done, complete. But here I sit, trying to build a better Teri.
A couple of days ago, a dear friend who happens to be a minister, shared this article from Huffington Post by Jamie Varon, “To Anyone Who Thinks They’re Falling Behind.” I found this article refreshing and calming to my soul. It reminded me that I am unapologetically human and my only limitations are those that I place on myself, and that’s ok!
Even when it comes to writing my blog I have found numerous articles on steps to increase productivity, readers and money – the greatest motivator (not). They all include writing it weekly at a minimum, including lists, writing great titles, linking to other writers, blog content planners, SEO, monetizing, and other sure-fire activities. It is guaranteed I will fail if I don’t follow this plan. it is also guaranteed I will suffer from a major anxiety attack. Enough already! Can you imagine my state of mind when I am not led to write anything, nothing, zero for weeks on end? Or better yet, I don’t like the ideas I created in my Blog Planner. I write from my heart and life experiences. I can’t control or forecast what that will be.
Which brings me back to this point.
Stop with the lists and productivity tools, and just be human. Let the magic of the Holy Spirit work through you, and rest in the peace and comfort that it will get done, by someone at some time. What I know for sure – I do my best work when I am led by the magic of the Holy Spirit, not some productivity chart created months in advance. Trust your journey.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens – Ecclesiastes 3:1