**Note: Opps… this didn’t get posted yesterday. I guess that means today is a 2-for-1 special. Here’s the post that was supposed to go up yesterday:
So today was what I’d like to call an “experiment” in intentionality. The ironic thing is that this wasn’t actually planned going into the day, but sort of developed after it happened “on accident” a couple times. Oh, so you want to know the experiment?!?
After every task I completed at work, I took a few minutes to just pause, think of the blessings that had occurred in the last hour or so since my last “Blessing Break” (as they got to be named as the day went on), and then ask God for wisdom for the next task before me. While praying and gratitude are often woven into my days, it was especially fun, to pause purposefully, not just “when I thought of it.”
Conclusion: The experiment was a great success. My stress level was down because it forced me to focus on one thing at a time. I got a TON of work done, and done well…. and I found great joy in everything all day because I could see God in everything and was able to thank Him for His presence in each moment. Lastly, in the moments where I got off track in my day and things took longer than expected, these pauses allowed me to see God in the interruptions as well as seek him for direction of how to adjust the rest of my day.
Can’t wait to repeat this experiment again and again!