Now she is graduating college and getting married.
How did this happen so quickly?
With physical limitations freeing up my schedule, being back home the past six years has allowed me to be intentional about reclaiming the years I lost out on while I was “too busy”.
One of the main ways that I have experience God’s redemptive nature through my current situation is not only through a second chance at being a big brother, but through a renewed awareness of the significance of relational connection with others in general.
Now that I’m recognizing to prioritize people, I have an entirely new perspective on a key role I play as a brother.
Laura and I have never been closer than we are now. I got the opportunity to see her grow throughout high school and then transition to college. I had the privilege of celebrating significant milestones with her, including her recent engagement. We’ve shared countless nights of conversations that would’ve never been possible otherwise.
God has created us as human beings rather than human doers. I can’t think of anything better to sum up that statement than the daily reminder sitting to the left of my computer titled, “Put relationship over task.” Rather than a one week fix, I want relationships to always supersede tasks. I want to ensure that I’m focused on the people around me more so than “what needs to get done.”
“Put relationship over task: We’re all busy, we’ve all got stuff to do. This week your experiment is to intentionally put a relationship above a task. That might look like allowing some extra time for conversation, going deeper with a personal question, or asking someone you know if you can pray for them.”?
I figured I would put what I learned into action this week so check out this week’s video below (and other videos by clicking HERE):
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