A few days ago, I wrote about the noise on the basketball court. Tonight, God spoke to me through that noise.
I was late to my son’s game. Always running out of work… Always a few minutes late.
I made my way into the stands. I saw him there…charging down the court, full of confidence. He shot. He missed but he had made the attempt. Moments later, he snatched the ball, charged down the court again, and made that basket.
He made his shot.
I made it for his moment.
Life can quickly become routine. Work, household chores, games, sleep, repeat. It can become so easy to get lost in motions and lose sight of the moments.
Life is really a beautiful collection of moments.
Tonight, no, I did not see the start of the game. I did witness his moment, though. His confidence. His shot. His basket. Slapping the hands of his teammates. Teamwork.
I have been focusing on my shortcomings for too long. I have been dwelling on dreams not yet reached. I have been harboring guilt at being late to games. I have been placing a lot of pressure on myself to be all things.
I have been exhausted. I am not all things.
Christ is enough, and in Christ, I am enough.
Yes, I need to find a better work life balance. Yes, I need to improve my communication. Yes, I want to grow as a leader. Yes, I have many dreams I still yearn to reach. Yes, I continue to work through my anxiety struggles and second guessing.
But, you know what? I am making progress. Through the noise, I can hear God’s love and grace.
I am learning to let go of second guessing myself.
I am learning to give myself permission to not be perfect.
I am learning to make the most of moments. Everyday life moments.
Sometimes, it takes a little noise to grab our attention.
Be present for the moments that matter.