I live at the base of a mountain and I love to hike up and sit on my favorite rock when I’m searching for answers. Looking out over the valley often gives me a higher perspective on things than when I am sitting in my home stuck with a problem.
Two weeks ago I sat on my rock and asked God what more I could do for Him with my life? I wondered if I was doing His will? Or was I more concerned with my will? Was I falling short of what He sent me here to do?
His answer came quietly and unexpectedly in four simple words: "Love more. Work less."
It wasn’t the answer I was expecting. I guess I don’t know what I was expecting. I had plenty of time as I hiked down the mountain to ponder how I could follow that counsel. I knew my life was already full! The problem, as I saw it more clearly, was that my life was full of work. Owning several businesses takes a lot of time and energy! I wondered where I would possibly find the time to love more? I realized this process needed to start with my heart.
Was I living my day with eyes of compassion? Or just living each day focused on my to do list? Was I even open to noticing the needs around me? And what was I listening to? The constant chatter in my head about the concerns of my life? Or the sweet whi