You can say that again…not only are strong winds marching across the land but I confess January and February marched over my calendar before I could catch up. Those two months, the vestibule of the year, while they can feel draggy with grey days, have a way of suddenly high-stepping us right into our 3rd month breathless.
I’m head-scratching in wonderment…but proof is everywhere. My neighbor’s daffodils have been giggling for weeks, wads of grass greener than the St Patrick’s Day Parade have sprouted up wily-nilly, and robins have arrived in swarms covering our yard in strains of “You Are My Sunshine.”
But I know fickle March…we have history. She bats her eyelashes and then gives a whiplash of worry. Just about the time I feel giddy about Spring, thunderous winds traverse over the horizon, squalls form, trees bend, temperatures dip, and we huddle near the fireplace puzzled by why we packed our mittens and long-johns in the attic.
But it can’t be easy to be a transitional month with all its winter squabbles and spring indecisiveness. Actually, I’ve felt that way when I strain on whether I should or should not do something. When stalled I feel pulled and unsure, which can lead to inside quarrels and personal insecurity. It weighs on my mind keeping my full attention off other things that need tending to and it puts a drain on my energy.
I’ve learned the more decisive I am the better I feel…It’s such a relief.
So what’s up on your calendar? Need to prayer-focus and make some decisions? Don’t let vacillating mess with you, instead, spring into action…or in other words, March on darlings.
Oh, Lord, help our fluctuating heart’s steady in Your presence. Thank you for being a God of direction for so often we feel wind blown and weary with even the dailyness of our demands. We want to serve you well. And while we don’t want to be frivolous in our choices we also don’t want to be fractured by our lack of reliance on You. Guide us to the higher path. Amen.
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