Irony…

So for the past few hours I have felt drained and exhausted, lost and undone….  I can look around and see the toys I left to pick up later, the dishes that got halfway done, the three baskets of laundry that got washed dried and then dragged to my bedroom but have yet to be folded and put away, the dining table FULL of miscellaneous junk; including a multitude of dry goods we picked up from the store this afternoon… I see the visual proof that the number of things from my mental “to Do list” that did not get done is FAR greater than the number of things that did.

Despite all the many wonderful positive things I did do today, I tend to let the other things get to me instead.  What’s funny is that for the past few hours, while struggling with this feeling that I just did not get anything benefitial done today I thought to myself about how I could make sure to spend time reading my devotional tonight(the last few nights I was a little destracted and all)… I couldnt really come up with any ideas but had sincerely convinced myself that I truly needed the devotional to improve the quality of the following day.

SO, here I am reading my devotional and GUESS what it said…..

“I am calling YOU to a  life of constant communication with Me. Basic trainging includes learning to live above your circumstances, even while interacting on that clutter plane of life.  you yearn for a simplified lifestyle, so that your communications with Me can be uninterrupted.  But I cyallenge you to relinquish the fantasy of an uncluttered world.  Acce[t each day just as t comes, and find Me inthe middle of it all.

Talk with Me about every aspect of your day, including you  feelings.  Remember that your ulitmate goal is not o control of fix everything around you; it is to keep communing with Me.  A successful day is one in whivh you have stayed in touch with Me, even if many things remain undone at the end of the day.  Do not let your to-do-list (written or mental) become and idol directing your life.  Instead, ask My Spirit to guide you moment by momment.  He will keep you clos to Me.”

Ohhh….The Irony….. 🙂

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  1. Barry Benecke II
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 11:43:48

    I can understand where you are coming from. I just ended playing most of my games on Facebook, as they were becoming a distraction to things I need to focus my time and energy on, like working out, my home, my art, and spending time with God. Instead I was spending hours each day harvesting crops on a virtual farm and I have been having health issues, up to and including weight gain, pain in my legs which I have neglected to address. I know that kids can be a handful, and it can be hard when Eric is away to take care of all the tasks in a day, heck, I have a hard enough time keeping my own house in order, and it’s just me, my wife and my sister in law.

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