Monday, October 17, 2011

Talking Out Loud!

My life is a balancing act and I’ve discovered that I’m not the “expert balancer.” I’m really good at juggling, but in the end something always ends up falling to the wayside. My life has been crazy lately with having to move unexpectedly, packing, and still unpacking. There is work, household chores, school work to help with, the dog to attend to, the boys sporting events, and financial obligations to keep up with. I’ve got to spread out family time, personal time, “God” time, and… FREE time… when does that happen? Boy, have I ever wished for more hours in my day? Or maybe I should say less “things” to do… it’s a toss up.

I have many things I “want” to do, but not enough time to do them and lots of “things” I don’t want to do that steal away all of my time. Does that make any sense? Right now my life is consumed with work and my boys sporting schedule. My health has also been suffering some. It’s so hard to balance working the right amount of time as to not wear myself out, but make “enough” money to help with our monthly budget. A life long battle I’m sure. I’m sure glad God always makes up the difference. A verse comes to mind as I share this…

Matthew 6:33-34

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”

I heard a quote recently that speaks volumes about this verse… "Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles... it empties today of its strength." Corrie Ten Boom

I know, I know… God is in control and I do trust Him! It’s always easy to say, but hard to do when you are living in the thick of it all.

I’ve wanted to write more on here, but time hasn’t allowed many "extra" things lately. I have had some topics brewing in me though that I’m sure you will be seeing soon… “Fire-walling your marriage” – protecting it from the attacks of the enemy and “Image/Do you measure up?” – whose measuring stick are you using when it comes to how you feel about yourself? Just thinking for now… more to follow.

Balance, trust, priorities, pushing forward… all things I’m striving to live out today… just talking out loud. I hope you are enjoying the journey you are on and letting God walk through it all with you.

Living to leave a legacy,