Merriam-Webster’s 2nd definition of full-time is : devoting one’s full attention and energies to something.
I am fully devoted to learning how to love and live well. But the thing is – I am a work-in-progress. I always will be. Nevertheless, I have something to share about what I’ve learned so far.
I’m a wife and mother. I also have a full-time job that I’m paid to do as an accountant at a commercial construction company and I love it. I recently took on a new role as the Content Director at a non-profit start up. I want to do it all well and I get it right sometimes. Mostly, I get it wrong and I write so that you don’t have to. But if you do get it wrong maybe you won’t be as hard on yourself because I did too.
There are moments when I’m in awe of my wonderful life….grateful and overjoyed and content. In other moments…..I’m restless, underjoyed and wondering what the heck I’m doing.
I want to live an abundant life. How do I do that? How do I love the people in my life well, take care of my responsibilities, pursue my dreams, and live life to the fullest? There’s no secret formula or “one-size-fits all” answer. So I learn as I go. The full life I want is in the things I do everyday. My relationships, the choices I make, the conversations, and my attitude.
The restlessness, this “divine discontent”, keeps me seeking, moves me forward and is where the abundant life is found. The journey and the searching make the mundane meaningful, the routine rich, and everyday extraordinary.
So I do it all full-time with all of my heart.
Throw yourselves wholeheartedly and full-time—into God’s way of doing things. Romans 6:13 MSG