I was in a church business meeting once, and we were discussing the need to purchase additional seating for the church to encourage growth. Some of the congregants pointed out that we had many empty seats each Sunday, so why did we need more? It is an often quoted "rule" in church growth discussions that your congregation will only grow to 80% of the physical capacity of your space. I don't now if that's a factual phenomenon, but I do know that if you want people to come to church, you've certainly got to have a place for them to sit. Otherwise, they might come once, but they won't be back.
And so it is in life, no matter what it is that we want.
If I am wanting closer relationships with my friends and family, does my calendar have room for time to spend with them?
If I am wanting more clients, is my schedule so full that I'm squeezing them in, and my energy so depleted that I'm not able to fully show up for them when they arrive?
If I'm wanting abundance, have I made the room in my belief system to allow myself to receive it?
If I'm wanting more peace, love, joy, freedom - is there space in my life for these things to come and fill in?
Instead of asking, striving, seeking, and doing, doing, doing. Perhaps the things we want will more easily flow to us if only we make room.
How can you make space in your life for what you want? How does it feel when instead of striving and hustling, we simply make room for what it is we want?