Requirements!

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Papers please… Don’t forget to renew by… You must have… Payment due… Reports needed!

Life seems to be a never-ending cycle of requirements just to keep the daily gears turning! How do I keep up? Sometimes things come all at once. I get flooded with extra work to do, insurance payments, certification and dues renewal, vehicle registration and inspection, extra commitments, and more.

Honestly, sometimes I wish that I could just sit back and let go of some of my responsibilities. Don’t we all feel overwhelmed sometimes? Whether from a paid job or volunteer positions, there are always associated requirements.

Yet in the midst of all of that, I am ever aware of the richness of life and I am thankful. A job and income provide basic necessities. I have a car, which enables me to drive so that I can work. I have a home to live in and family around me. There are friends to share with. Church, music, dance, and writing have special places. My life is full.

As I think about that, I am reminded of what Micah, a prophet living in Judah in the early 700s BC, said. “He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” * In that is the true stuff of life, isn’t it?!

Even when I tire of the many requirements, they are a part of all we do and are not always a negative thing. They provide direction, maintain what is needed, and allow us to follow our call. What does the Lord require of us? To give our all, to extend His love to others, to walk humbly… with Him! Despite all the craziness or stress, the pain and grief we may encounter, and the loss of loved ones… in those words there is fulfillment and contentment.

 

*Micah 6:8

2 thoughts on “Requirements!

  1. Charlotte Anne, This is so true….and thanks for the reminder that I must write my WMU report. Sorry I did not get to talk to you Sunday…..I wanted to speak to Sylvia to find out about Edith. So sorry hear of her passing. But she is at rest with her Lord. Hope you are doing well. See you on Wed night. Love ya. Diane

    Diane Tucker

    ” When you run alone, its called a race……and when God runs with you, its called Grace.”

    On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 10:12 PM The Still Small Voice wrote:

    > forjustaweed posted: ” Papers please… Don’t forget to renew by… You must > have… Payment due… Reports needed! Life seems to be a never-ending cycle of > requirements just to keep the daily gears turning! How do I keep up? > Sometimes things come all at once. I get flooded with ext” >

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