When we are able to create a lonely place in the midst of our actions and concerns, then our successes and failures slowly lose their power over us. — Henri Nouwen
Nouwen is talking about the importance of setting aside time to pray and meditate, but I’m drawn to his words about how not just our failures but also our successes have power over us.
I thought about this and realized how true his words are. How often have I let my drive for success control my actions and my time?
It is only when I make a concerted effort to set aside time every day for prayer and meditation does my vision clear and what is really important reveals itself.
Time with God and with ourself should not be put on the back burner, but instead it must be given top priority.
The Lenten Season’s disciplines help us reestablish our priorities in this regard.
Set aside time to be with God and yourself.