I’m sure that you can all relate to the following scenario: It’s early in the morning and you have packed your bags for your annual family holiday.
There is an air of great excitement as you drive out of your home towards your destination. You start to picture your long-awaited time of rest and relaxation, perhaps lying on the beach, or reading the book you have been craving for so long… Then you hear the words that make any parent cringe: “Mom, Dad are we there yet?” Now this may not be a bad thing when you are 5 minutes away from your destination, but when you have just driven out of your driveway, they are words that can drive even the calmest person insane!
We are nearing the end of the year and, like many, you may be asking this same question: Are we there yet??
You may have had an extremely busy year and are feeling physically exhausted. Perhaps it’s been a year filled with trauma or tragedy and you are emotionally drained. You may even have had a good year but you still feel like it will never end.
As we embark on the final few weeks of the year, I would like to offer some suggestions to help us reach the finish line:
- Plan and organise your remaining tasks well in advance so that you are not left with too much to do and too little time to do it in.
- Keep yourself energised and refreshed by exercising as much as possible – being healthy is crucial to finishing strong.
- Rely on your family and friends to help you where needed – going solo is a recipe for disaster at this time of year.
- Quiet time is vital – spend time in prayer and reflection so that you are constantly renewed and uplifted.
- Eat lots of chocolate – this is not the time to hold back—we need it!
I wish you all the best as you start to wind down over the next few weeks. May you and your families have a Blessed Christmas and may 2018 be a year of great joy for you.
Are we there yet? No, but it’s mighty close!
“And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith” – Hebrews 12:1-2.