I admit that I tend to get some of the best ideas for talking to you all from the internet, inspirational posts on Facebook and from church, as well. Today's message in church had much to do with not always being willing to the voices that tell me to become more active in church or to slow down enough in the craziness I can make of my work or health issues to even hear what might be good advice. I was thinking about possums who play dead so that they might not be hurt, or maybe because they say, "I just don't want to be bothered". I do feel like that sometimes. I know the voices or pokes or taps are telling me to listen to that still, small voice that says either to relax from to much work or to spring into action to help others.
My two best examples of either side of that coin include the following:
I think we have to be true to ourselves and be true to our physical, emotional, spiritual, and all other forms of well-being.
I think I am ready to travel again for work the next two weeks, for which I am eternally grateful. I am also grateful I have a husband who is my "not so small voice" when I need to get a sanity check. Thirty years of marriage have taught him that I am pretty stubborn when it comes to wanting to do the best I can with my career, but he also will not allow me, the possum, to play dead when he wants to ensure I am keeping safe and healthy.
What are you doing to keep yourself open to the "right" voices to hear while not being so rigid that you shut down from all voices?
Just for today, remember to listen for messages that are likely there for a reason.