Monday, March 10, 2008

Tuesday in "other" Words



We all have days where we just cant and don’t complete all we need to accomplish....I’ve joked before I need more than a 24 hour day..... but alas... its all I have. I’m sure a very good thing....

Its good to remember we cant do it all, and we shouldn’t busy ourselves so that we forget about what is most important. I have been in that trap many a time. A human doing, not a human being.....

Recently with school, and work, and product, my home, my husband, my children...my family....my church..... my blog....... having to push back deadlines, or dates I wanted things accomplished.... I just wasn’t getting it all in every day... although I tried as I might..... realizing this and desiring to do a job worthy.... I had to back up and re evaluate what I was doing, when and how can I fit it all in.....

These time I have come to realize, are not bad things.... but good.... although I was struggling, these times bring me around to focus on what is important....They remind me of my limitations. When I am busy, busy every day...... it detracts from my focus.......my true focus and priorities....

God
Family
Church/friends/Community

These are my priorities.... yet sometimes they get mixed around. *Ü* But God who is mindful.... brings me back around... and is always gentle... I may be hard on myself for a bit... but He is not... After all the things I want to accomplish is not wasting my time, I just have to be more mindful of my ability.... keep it in check.... and trust the one who is Infinite.

"We leave something incomplete everyday, whether it's an area of housework, school, work, friendship, ministry~ because we are finite."
~ from The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer~

Finite: having definite or definable limits.

This quote is is fitting for me right now... and speaks truth.... I do leave things incomplete. I am finite.... but the good news about all of this... God is not!

"Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite. "
Psalm 147:5

He knows me and you. He is mindful of our frame. I know for me, I am very strong and independent, and capable... but I am finite. When I am strong, and I am independent, sometimes I get a head of myself and my incapability’s spring up as a reminder. Its not that being strong and independent are bad attributes, but when they get in the way of my relationship with the Lord or other relationships.... I get a wake up call and I am reminded...I need to be dependant........

My heart should say.....

Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.Psalm 73:25-26 (NASB)
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever!Romans 11:36 (NIV)

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9 comments:

twinklemom said...

I love your post...it reminds me of what I'm reading where the character is regretting not spending more time with and for God and wasting it on things that weren't for His glory or purpose and this post and quote is such a reminder that we need to remember that we are finite and that we shouldn't be in such a hurry about getting things done because...well..it can't happen! LOL

lori said...

God
Family
Church/friends/Community

"These are my priorities.... yet sometimes they get mixed around. *Ü* But God who is mindful.... brings me back around...."
ME TOO!!!!
He gently guides me back on track...

There just aren't enough hours to DO IT ALL....so we have to DO WHAT HE WILL HAVE US DO....
thank you for adding this....
it's always a blessing to stop by here....


OH and I LOVE the SKETCH TUESDAY...I've NEVER seen in...I'm going to check it out....I recognize the BLUE plate on the top.....I HAVE em' too!!
ha!
ya'll have a blessed day wayyyyyy out there!!:):)
hugs!!
lori

Susan said...

Thanks, this was just AWESOME!

Loved the quote by one of my favorite people Corrie Ten Boom.

Blessings to you~

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Dependance - that's the key, isn't it?
Thanks for sharing!

Terri H said...

Hi Lisa,

Boy you nailed it right on the head for a lot of us out there. Keep our priorities in place. Its hard, but it can be done.

Have a great day!

Kysha said...

Lisa, you have posted every mom's "heart". I love your posts. You are a REAL! I love that! Great post!

Dawne said...

Love that Edith Schaeffer quote. btw: the turts are doing great. :)
the one I thought was going to have the worse personality out of the bunch (my female) is actually quite social! She hands feeds like a charm...she has definitely 'come out of her shell'. bwuahaha!

Amy B said...

Lisa, that was awesome. I needed to read it. Thank you for putting my thoughts into words! Great post, awesome!

StephieK said...

Lisa, thank you so much for linking me to your post. It is what I needed to read. I am printing this as I type so I can post it near my desk, so I can reread when needed. You're a gem!