Do you ever feel that there are simply not enough hours in a day? I mean seriously sometimes the number of tasks that we attempt to accomplish in a given day can be ridiculous. I have come to accept that fact that I am not super woman and I cannot do it all. There is something so freeing in coming to that realization. I know that it is unrealistic for me to try to do the following in a given day: spend time reading my bible and in prayer, working out, making a homemade breakfast for my kids, packing them delicious organic lunches, keeping my house pristine and staying caught up on all the household chores, making sure the kids have a healthy after school snack waiting for them when they get off the bus, making them a made from scratch dinner, and so, so, so many other things that the thought of listing anymore is exhausting me. In addition to all of this I need to be a stellar wife, and try to find “me” time somewhere in the midst of all this chaos. Trying to do all that is setting yourself up for failure, and something will eventually give, more than likely it will be your sanity.
My purpose in staring this blog was to make myself be intentional with my time, and to focus on what is most important. I took a step back and reflected on what was missing in my life, and for me my relationship with God was suffering. I was so caught up in so many other things that I left the thing that is most important fall to the wayside. I knew that nothing else on my list mattered more than this, because I know that when I’m right with God and living for him, everything else on my never ending list will fall into place.
We recently started attending a new church and the Pastor gave an amazing 20 minute step-by-step guide to help make the most of your time with God. For a list maker and scheduler like me, it has been a huge help. I thought I would share it here and maybe it can help someone else reconnect with the things that really matter, or rather the ONE who really matters.
- Listen to or sing a worship song, my go to is the Switchfoot Pandora station.
- Read a verse (or chapter from the Bible).
- Reflect on the verse, I usually write down the verses that stand out to me and write why they did, or what I need to learn and apply to my own life.
- Write out one thing to know and one thing to do based on what you read.
“Let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up.” Galatians 6:9