Life can just be overwhelming at times! As I work on our calendar for the family I am reminded that sometimes you just have to take one moment at a time. If I look at the to-do list I seem to begin to hyperventilate, heart pounding, blood pressure rising, head aching, and loss of breath creep upon me. Thoughts of....How can I, how will I, who could ever...accomplish all of this?
I am reminded that God created the days ahead and He has given me all I need to do what needs to be done...AS LONG AS I DON'T GET AHEAD OF MYSELF! That means I can't look ahead and solve every issue at once. I must take a step at a time and I will find grace right there with me.
I seem to go through life with this idea that I can mark everything OFF my to-do list. That is probably gonna be the day I die. Until then...I am faced with one more week and one more day. Frankly, I am not ready for death so I think I will learn to be content with my task list overflowing!
The house is a wreck, leaves are still piled up in the yard, the leak we thought we fixed 2 months ago...is still leaking, the doctor bills are flowing in at wrap speed, its already time for dental exams, orthodontic evaluations, and child check ups, I still have yet to school the boys today, 3rd load of laundry is finishing up with about 4 more for the day, dishes must be done once again, another meal to be planned, bathrooms to be cleaned, check book to balance, children to be trained, teens/college students to be influenced and guided, and parents to check on.
Its a busy life, but I wouldn't change it. (well most days *wink*) God uses the chaos at hand to teach me joy in all circumstances. I seem to have that concept down in my head but often forget to include my heart. Whether the chores get done, my children obey, or the bills get paid..."This is the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it!"