Maybe instead of running ragged attempting to put more into the day than even God could accomplish – it might be a good time to slow down – try stopping – and to give some thought to what this special season is all about and why you are running faster now than normal and thus not experiencing the ‘peace that passes all understanding’ given to us by Jesus, the Prince of Peace, whose birthday we are suppose to be celebrating.
Time to be still – both on the inside (that’s really hard) and on the outside (not that easy either)
Try meditating on Psalm 46:10 – and doing it in a slightly different way. If you take the verse and subtract one word at a time it will truly help you to come to rest:
Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know that I am.
Be still and know that I.
Be still and know that.
Be still and know.
Be still and.
This way you might slow down and realize that “being” is much more important than “doing” and there is an excess and over abundance of one and not enough of the other. In fact, I believe we stay extra busy “doing” so we don’t have to do the harder work of sorting through what it means to truly be a human “being.”
But then that is just my thought arising out of years of watching the mad, frantic, stupidity that passes for Christmas celebrations year-after-year.