Where are you???
Last night I had a date with my daughter to take her to the Taylor Swift concert.
Busy with about four big projects right now, everything caught up with me and I was just physically exhausted. I felt like I literally couldn’t move.
I asked her if it would hurt her feelings for us to invite someone else to take her and since she got to choose her chaperone, she was quick to accept the offer and go to the concert without me.
I thought that made me happy. But I was wrong.
Here it comes…
About 30 minutes after they left I started to feel guilty.
Remorse quickly followed behind it.
Then I got a text about an hour later that Ashtyn had been upgraded to the third row! The vision of my daughter making third row memories with someone besides her mom just haunted me.
I knew that I didn’t feel well and I needed to rest so that I could get better, BUT I wanted to be at that concert with my daughter so bad.
That happens to me a lot.
I’ll make a commitment with a friend maybe to go out to lunch and find myself feeling guilty that I’m not with my family.
Or I’ll spend some time with my family and find myself feeling guilty that I’m not working.
Are having for bed I take time for myself to study or read and then the guilt feelings just come from every direction!
I’m not alone here, am I?
It’s easy to feel guilty and like you should be some place else almost anytime, if you will LET yourself.
This is a trick of the enemy to steal our joy and happiness EVERY day of the week. Always making us feel like we made the wrong decision and we are doing the wrong thing.
Getting us to focus on what we don’t have, instead of what we do have.
All this does is make us lose our focus so that we don’t flourish where we are, enjoy being where we are, and excel at doing what we are supposed in that moment.
Whether you’re at the office, at home with the kids, cleaning the house that God gave you, or out with friends – enjoy where you are right this moment!
One thing I know for sure is that this moment will never EVER (Taylor Swift Never ever getting back together song playing in the background here) approach you again, so enjoy it and the place that you’re at!
Oh, and about the Taylor Swift concert – it turns out, that even if I had gone with her she would not have experienced those third row memories with her mom anyway! The person that took her in my place got her the tickets.
Can you think of a time when you were one place and wishing you were somewhere else?
Share with us how you walked through it so that we can all see that we are normal and it happens to everyone!
Can you tell us how you changed your thought process about this?