Just Be

Hey ya’ll! This winter break has gone by so fast and I start school next Monday. Eek! I have this list in my mind of all the things I need to get done before school starts: order books, pay tuition, email professors, apply for a job, paint my bedroom at home, etc. Today as I was checking boxes in my mental to-do list I realized that I have less than a week left of vacation and I’m using it to stress about next week. That kind of hit me hard. I have less than a week to enjoy with my family, my dog, and my boyfriend at home. Why would I spend that time fretting over the future?

This is something I struggle with a lot. Worrying about the future takes up a lot of my free time. That’s not how I want to spend valuable time with the people I love! What a realization huh? Probably something that is easier said than done.

There is a song by Casting Crowns, Just Be Held. Whenever I hear this song on the radio it reminds be to just be. To just exist and be held in God’s loving arms. For me this message to just be speaks strongly. To just be is hard though. Society tells us to go go go, when in reality I just want to be be be. Just to exist and not feel the pressure to complete 25 tasks a day so that tomorrow will be easier. It’s easier said then done, but I think we all need to just be. Whether that is in correspondence with your religion, or lifestyle, I think we should just be. Maybe the big question is: how do we just be?

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