Inspirational Thought

"The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 7:13 NIV

Monday, January 19, 2009

My Yes Monster

Just a comment on today's devotional.

I thought it was so appropriate. I'm one of those who tends to get bogged down and say 'yes' to too many things. I'm getting better at saying 'no'. For example, I realize at the moment that I really can't take on any new clients in my editing business, so I'm just deleting all the notices I get. I'm realizing that with my current ongoing projects there is no need for me to be a member of all the job sites I'm on, so I'm cancelling those memberships and leaving just the two that provide me the most work in case there is ever a lag. Although I volunteered last fall to help with our children's ministries at church, I plan on sending my apologies and saying I really can't take on any more.

But, making time for God...On the weekends I tend not to look at the devotionals that come in, I don't read the daily prayer that I have sent to myself...that I've thought of posting here. I don't update the Scriptures here because I'm doing other things. Well, this past weekend, even though my schedule had received several changes that made my life easier, I had a nice dinner at my MILs which I cooked (for my birthday)...but just the stress of everything had me in a bad mood (stress and likely hormones). And I realized I hadn't stopped to pray, to focus only on God. The moment I did that, the stress and negativity that had surrounded me for two days, lifted away.

I've learned that in everything I need to consult God. My schedule. My waking. My sleeping. My driving. My grocery shopping. That's the only way I'll ever achieve a balance in my life and feel like I'm actually accomplishing things and getting things done.

Have a great day, ladies! Remember if you have anything you'd like to share for February or March, let me know!


Heather L said...

The business of life muddies the waters for me too. I thank the Lord when he reminds me to turn to Him and restore my peace. I am glad your peace was restored to you!

God bless

DOakley said...

Thanks, Heather.

It can be quite a balancing act.