Kallista's: Pause and Pray

I am joining today with the #Five Minute Friday community of writers, where we write on a one word prompt for 5 minutes! Today’s prompt is: Achieve

I am certainly a task-focused person and often the task comes before personal relationships, before just sitting with someone and I’m sure I often trample on other people’s toes in an effort to finish my task as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

It is taking me a lot of intentional time and effort to move away from being that task-focused person to become more people focused and also to be ‘in the moment’, not being so busy completing my task, that I forget to enjoy, forget to look around and get the bigger picture, forget how it fits into the rest of my day or week.

So a couple of goals for me to achieve would definitely to ‘be in the moment’ and to put people before tasks.

I think this also ties in with ‘sitting at Jesus’ feet’, with meditating, with taking time out to Pause & Praise.

There is only one thing worth being concerned about.

Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Luke 10:42 [NLT]

So today, instead of rushing through my day trying to complete and achieve all the things on my To Do List, I am going to practice pausing, to be in the moment and to be thankful for all that means and brings.

What about you, how can you pause & praise and keep in the moment instead of running ahead to achieve?

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18 thoughts on “Achieve”

  1. Sometimes to pause and make a rest
    is not the simple thing to do,
    and often that is quite the best
    time to heal what’s ailing you.
    Sometimes you need to stand and stare,
    and not rush busy through the day;
    it’s blessing, thus, to be aware
    that you’ll never come this way
    again, for even if returned
    to the place where you now stand,
    the beauties that before you spurned
    will not touch your reaching hand,
    for you’ll have changed, and that bright door
    is closed by time, forevermore.

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  2. Fiona, your post brought to mind something I read yesterday. It made the point that the shepherds were in the middle of tending their sheep when the angels appeared to them. They were interrupted in the middle of their responsibilities. It then raised the question, “How interruptible am I?” May we allow God to interrupt our day, speak to us through His Word, so that we are sensitive to the interruptions the day brings to our plans. Thank you for this post!

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  3. It is very easy to get caught up in tasks, especially when we’re busy. It’s good to have those moments to pause and to focus on what is really most important.


  4. As a like-minded task maker/marker of the to-do list, this resonates with me. I have been practicing being more present when I am with people over the last few years, but this year one of my goals is people over things…those things will be there later, the people might not be. Thanks for sharing.

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