Leaving Room for Margin

moving from our center, I think this is another way we are designed by God.  God gave us boundaries like day and night, seasons, and Sabbath so that we would learn to stretch things out enough that we’d have some room in life.  For if we don’t there are consequences to pay. IMG_3596 I’ve learned and re-learned this lesson the hard way.  Some of us need more margin in life than others, and as a strong introvert I need quite a bit of space in my day and week.  Even if the blank spaces of my life are filled in with many, many good things, then there still bound to be a meltdown on the horizon.  Patience gets short, tempers get hot, and words are said that will soon be regretted.   Because sometimes what we need is just a little space in our lives.  Even if that means choosing not to do a normally fun thing or choosing to let go of something we felt we had to do.  Because margin makes everything clearer, crisper.  It makes the words that we put on our page more pleasant to read, easier to understand, and ultimately more meaningful. So as we begin a new week, lets remember to leave a little room for margin.  What’s your favorite time or way to make space in your day?]]>

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2 thoughts on “Leaving Room for Margin”

  1. Yes. I live there too. And this adds interesting meaning to my days as I teach my Princess to space her words and leave a margin. I may start teaching her about life’s margins now, so she doesn’t have to live this too. Thank you.

  2. I am also an introvert and feel the same way about my quiet time. I must have that time to recharge. I am struggling now with the decision to join DOK. It is a remarkable ministry, but I am not sure I can take it on right now.

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