Five Minute Friday: Dwell

This week the topic for the Five Minute Friday link-up post is Dwell. What is a link-up? Essentially a link-up is when you join other bloggers and write on a similar topic. You share your blog posts with one another and begin conversations via a host site. You can head over to Kate Motaung’s page to check out other entries from inspired bloggers. Here’s my five minutes of uninterrupted, unedited writing on this week’s topic:

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In the bustle of the season it is easy to neglect rest. There are so many potlucks, family gatherings, and gifts to be purchased. But in the midst of the busy schedules it is important to take time to dwell in the moment.

This Holiday season I vow to dwell in a place of peace. What does that look like?

To me, to dwell in peace means to not be overcome by the expectations of the season. Rather it means to live fully in each moment and to be present in the day to day interactions with friends and family. It means to not allow my schedule to dictate my life, but to put family as my first priority. Additionally, to dwell in peace means to fix my eyes on God and truly allow Him to lead my life and guide my path.

I have a tendency to stress myself out when there are several items on my priority plate, but this season my goal is to remain calm and trust the Lord to help me through each moment of every day.

After all, the point of the season is to relish time with family and friends and show gratitude for the people in life who mean the most.

Isaiah 26:3- “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”

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