Recently I got behind on my Bible reading. I was trying to figure out a time where I could sit down for an extended period of time and catch up. My husband’s enlightening advice to me was, “You don’t have to catch up all of it in one day; do it over a week.” I think my mouth dropped open a little. Duh! My brain is always trying to find ways to cram more into the day. That is not right!
This is what I have come to realize. I cannot do it all in a day and that’s okay. I was putting unneeded pressure on myself to get things done that were not really that important. Definitely not more important than spending time with God and my family. There is time for what truly counts. There is! If we don’t have time for those things, then something is wrong, and we need to look at what our time is being consumed with.
I have purposed that instead of striving to get the dusting done or car vacuumed out, (or whatever yoke I put on myself for the day), now I will enjoy God, enjoy my husband, enjoy my son, enjoy the day that God has made for me. The other stuff will get done, and if it doesn’t, so what! Relationships are paramount. Cleaning, organizing, business, etc., are just going to have to play second fiddle. I am not saying to totally neglect those things. That is unwise. But they should not be consuming us. This is a decision I have to make every day, since I am the type of person that is go, go, go at all costs until it’s done.
Let’s purpose together to stop being “worried and troubled about many things,” (Luke 10:41). We need to take off that heavy yoke and put on Jesus’ yoke which is light, (Matt 11:28-30). Let us rest in Him and enjoy whatever season of life we are in because it will change. There is no “season” of housework; it is here to stay. However, whatever the ages our children or grandchildren, it is a season that will soon pass…so we should put that laundry down and go enjoy them!
Does twenty-four hours seem like enough time in the day to you? Could changing priorities help lift the burden you carry? Leave a comment if you have a chance, I would love to hear from you!
Mindy resides in Colorado with her husband of eleven years and three-year-old son. She graduated from Charis Bible College in 2005. Mindy and her husband are entrepreneurs, trying their hand at various businesses. In 2010 they opened KeWe Workshop, a software development company specifically for mobile devices. You can learn more about KeWe Workshop at www.keweworkshop.com.
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