Last week yielded a plethora of activities for sure. But there’s one thing God reminded me of: HE can redeem the time – limited time, wasted time, and all – if we are willing to receive redirection… #TRUTH
With a total restructuring of my family’s schedule, getting Jordyn back enrolled in dance classes (in-person), completing work tasks, and preparing to speak at a women’s retreat – I was swamped to say the least.
Honestly, in order to “escape” a bit, I began wasting time on activities that actually robbed me of time instead of helping me achieve my goals. “Avoidance” is a real thing and if we aren’t careful, we’ll waste precious seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and even years that could be spent more productively.
I had to confess to God, for sure, my avoidance issues and shortcomings. If I was to receive the “true help” I needed – I had to be honest with the Lord because my “own strength” wasn’t getting me anywhere.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.1 John 1:9
I prayed. I worshiped out of gratitude of the Lord’s forgiveness. And then I got busy with my necessary tasks. I felt like I got my “second wind.”
God met me right where I was…#ImThankful
And as I enter a new month, I sense that I’m a better woman (not perfect but better) because of God’s grace and my recommitment to not waste time. Yes, there’s room for breaks, but staying focused is crucial.
I’ve got (we’ve got) things to do for sure.
ON DECK THIS WEEK:
*Personal Planner + Calendar (Printed)
*Phone Reminder/ Alerts
*CEO date with myself to assess Month of May commitments (idea credit: @MorganTracyJ)#UseTheTools #PrayAlways #DependOnGod
And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. – Colossians 3:17