Staring at the row of self help books I sensed direction. “You are looking for the wrong thing.”
Of course I wasn’t looking for the wrong thing. I needed help. Reaching for the largest volume on the shelf I leafed through “HOW TO MANAGE STRESS.”
“It’s not stress management you need to focus on-oh dear challenged one.” The thought screamed.
Now I can’t be sure ,but as far as I know this voice that sometimes interrupts me right before I do something is what I call SPIRIT. Some call it Holy SPIRIT others indigestion still others intuition. But whatever you name it I’m pretty sure of the source and even still I don’t always listen.
But for some reason today I sensed I was to put the book back on the shelf and hustle my self outside to consider what I might focus on if not how to manage stress.
IS this NOT STRESS? I asked myself on the way back to my car. How else do you explain losing my keys three times in less than three days. ..
Unzipping my purse I double checked I hadn’t lost them again when a voice, a real audible one shouted. “PAM!”
Turning I smiled. My favorite trainer and nearly best friend in O-town was walking toward me.
Embracing me he hugged me tight. “Heh, hey girl, how are you?” He asked while still embracing me.
“This is what you need.” The thought came. “You need to embrace PEACE. Forget managing stress.”
As the hug ended my friend asked if I was coming to his barbecue. I thought about saying I had too much to do, was overly busy and stressed out and instead shook my head and hugged him back with peace. “I’ll be there.” I confirmed as I turned and walked to my car. I didn’t need a book on stress just a wake up call to remind me to embrace peace and to hug it all day long.
Wow. I know- GOD. You’ve invited us to peace regardless of what spins around us. Peace. A choice. Not something I have to create but rather accept as your gift. I don’t need to earn it or even prove I’m worthy of it just accept it as your gift, embrace and channel it. Peace. Your peace. Let it fill me and let me be a channel of it today and everyday I’m blessed with…Peace.