Although each of us are eager to hear from God I know in my own life that when I’m in a “busy season” I can often lack the space & time for God to show up. Our tendency is to be plugged in, tuned out, distracted, rushed & busy. Priscilla Shirer describes this as a “jam-packed life, what’s missing is space–space for God to speak, room for you to hear. It’s time to set aside the activities and busyness that swallows up rest and peace, it’s time for us to breathe and build margin into our lives for God.”
In my own journey trying to create “space” has to be purposeful. Every time I say yes to activities, yes to work, yes to social media, “yes”... then I need to be aware of not only how busy my schedule is becoming but what am I saying “no” to when I say “yes” to these things. Moreover, as a wife & mother I have noticed that I am the one who typically dictates our family schedule. This may not be true for every family but, it is in our home. Therefore, I have to be intentional in creating space in my life for myself and my family when I’m scheduling. It’s important for my family to have the time to experience peace and true rest and to achieve this it is imperative to be very deliberate in protecting the space in our schedule. The margin necessary for God to truly speak into our lives. The space necessary to live a purposeful walk with Christ in the Kingdom. I hope you already have intention behind your schedule and daily activities however, if you do not I would encourage you to take some steps to create more space for God.