Friday, November 12, 2010

Busy, busy, busy

I just can’t help it sometimes…It’s rather annoying if you ask me…I can’t even keep up with my blogging…So I’m here to tell you that it has to be once a week to write my blog post…Gosh, I so wanted to write everyday but life is way too busy for me…I sometimes have to check myself as to who am I busy for…Is it for JESUS?  Is it for HIS KINGDOM? And does it bring HIM glory…Off-aah, I hate checking myself!!  I praise the LORD though, that HE’S on my mind, because when I get busy I do ask myself , is this bringing JESUS any glory?  Am I sharing the Gospel in any way with this activity that I am doing?? As I sit here now, and think about it, it does start out that way…JESUS is mostly on my mind because of the relationship I have with HIM, but the problem for me is, it doesn’t seem to stay that way…My busyness tends to become about me, and not about JESUS…I hate when that happens…I can pretty much say everything I do starts out to bring HIM glory, but the end result is another story… I’m sure you can relate to what I am talking about, well those of you who are believers in JESUS…
I get so excited to do what I am doing for JESUS…I’m on fire, I’m motivated, I’m dying to myself, I’m letting the SPIRIT of GOD inside me take over, I’m going, I’m going, I’m going,  BAM!!! I just fell… Again!! Now it’s about me, and me perfecting it, making it better in my own way, trying to make a situation better, stepping out of SPIRIT and fleshing out!!  
Lately, I have felt very overwhelmed…I have not been able to keep up with the things in my home…You know, my 1st ministry…The one GOD appointed me to…I was telling my friend Rachel the other day I felt this way, and with a bit of a chuckle in her voice, I knew she understood where I was coming from…We both shared our struggles of the busyness and try to encourage each other that there just has to be another way…And there ALWAYS is…What is the other way? Maybe changing the dynamics of our homes, if need be, or making some simple changes…I also have noticed that if I don’t give myself some down time to THINK, then I’m all over the place and nothing gets done…So what do we do? 
Well, have to something, anything, whatever it takes…

I was in my quiet time the other day, (so precious) reading about the prophet Jeremiah… Dang, he was young…He was called for a hopeless situation…When I say hopeless, I obviously mean hopeless in Jeremiah’s eyes, and ours for that matter...If it’s from the LORD, it’s never hopeless…When GOD calls us to be a wife to our husband and a mother to our children I know HE didn’t intend for us to feel hopeless…We all know that scripture verse very well...No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind.  And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted  beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it….1 Corinthians 10:13  I think and embrace that verse because it’s so true…HE didn’t give me too much to handle…I can do all of it…HE has to get in there AGAIN to shape and mold and shape and mold, me so that I can handle it…That's what I have to do...Seek HIM..
Anyway, back to Jeremiah…GOD used him is such a mighty way but he didn’t see it right away…In my bible study on Jeremiah it said this…
“GOD created each of us with a purpose, and we will not find fulfillment nor satisfaction apart from walking in that purpose HE has for us.  Success is not based on the results of our obedience, but on the fact that we have done what GOD intended for us to do…If we have been obedient to HIS leading and calling, it doesn’t matter what the results are, or how hopeless our task looks-we are a success!!“

There is hope…Hope in knowing I can do all the tasks GOD has appointed me to…That my priority should be CHRIST, my family’s needs, and then everything else…Priority in what CHRIST has appointed me to do, not priority in what I  have for CHRIST!!
But seek first the kingdom of GOD and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you…Matthew 6:33

1 comment:

  1. You are preaching to the choir, girl! I know how you feel....I just need to remember it!