Monday, May 17, 2010

Solitude...contentment


Reflecting today... it's has been a little over a year since I gave up my full time management job to work part time. At times I wasn't sure if I had made the right decision, but I am at a happy place right now, and know that this change was the best thing for me. I have wasted a lot of my free days, but am starting to get a grip on things and am trying to spend my time more wisely. One of the best things is my alone time with God. He still speaks! I love listening for His still small voice. I love talking to Him. I think God has shown me so much in just the past few months and it is wonderful to have the time to listen. Working full time kept me so stressed, that even my "off work" time was spent thinking about work. Not anymore... not as much anyway. My days are now consumed with happy thoughts, pleasant activites, meaningful reading, and much prayer. I am so thankful that God provides and that He has allowed me to slow down.... to feel His presence... and rest in Him. God is so good.

13 comments:

Field of Dreams said...

Beautiful post...we all need times of reflecting!

Just Breathe said...

Good for you, it sounds perfect.

Sharon said...

How wonderful that you are able to slow down and reflect on the blessings of the Lord! He knows the desires of our hearts.

Debbie J said...

I am very happy for you and know exactly where you are coming from! You are "redeeming the time"! D.

Nancy Jo said...

Hi PEN,
Yes to much work when it streses you out is not a good thing. Glad you have cut back. How did that person get out on that roack, is there a boat nearby or is she still there.
Thanks for your nice comments about my Great Grandma's diaries. They are so nice to read.
Nancy Jo

Jean Tuthill said...

You are finding peace in your life, and you are happy. That is what is important. I recently retired, and so I have contentment in my home and my life with my Honey and my little Dusty (dog). I am so happy to be able to do my crafting and projects, lots of gardening and sewing. Life is short, so we must squeeze as much out of it as we can and thank God and trust in Him.

Nancy Jo said...

Hi PEN,
I posted pictures on my site of my rag rugs and a bit of how to info.
I will post more pictures and excepts from Great Grandma Emma's diary in a day or two.
Nancy Jo

Elizabeth said...

Hi Penny,
Just it does feel good to leave the rat race behind. I love being home.
Hugs,
Elizabeth

April's Flowers said...

:) I'm glad you are happy, happy, happy!

Sandy said...

Amen

dining room set said...

What a beautiful post! This is so inspiring. We are all entitled to reflect to the things we have done.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Sounds like the decision was a very wise one.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

How wonderful that you recognize that srill small voice! And, I am so glad you have found the contentment that most managment positions make so elusive! Good for you ;-D