I’m starting to feel as if I have too many balls in the air. Don’t get me wrong. Everything I am doing is good stuff. The problem is these activities are taking time away from family time. I know I should pull out of some things, yet the thought of determining which things brings me stress, and I’m afraid potentially bring inadvertent hurt to others.
I’m involved in 5 different Bible Studies outside of family studies and regular worship studies. One takes 2 evenings every week, another is for the 3rd and 4th grade class at our congregation. Then there is a group study with ither members ofmour church family that my husband and I are involved in. And finally 2 personal studies involving other women friends. Each of these are important to me and the other people who are involved.
This year I started a homeschool cooperative for the community which meets at our local congregation 2 times a month. This is a great co-op! I love it! It is great for little man and for me! It also requires a lot of time, communication with other moms, planning, organizing, pre-planning, maneuvering the emotional differences of the varying women involved, communicating with potential families with questions about joining. With all of that being said, I know without a doubt this project was God-led, I’m just His willing follower on this one.
Then of course there is the education of little man which involves not only school day activities but, classes, field trips and outside lessons such as swim, gym, and piano. Therenis the “keeping” part of being a wife and mom, the household chores, appointments, errands etc. As a woman there is also the care and keeping of ourselves, our relationships with spouses, children and even friends. These are all things we cannot neglect. They must be nurtured.
So I choose to pray… “Father, in You I put my trust, lead me today in what you deem to be necessary for me. Let me serve others in the name of Your Son and grant me a calm spirit, gentle heart, loving attitude and the strength to accomplish whatever You set before me to do. Help me to have the wisdom to determine what busy-ness is a distraction that Satan is putting in my way of serving you. In Christ I pray.”
What busy-ness is keeping you busy these days? Comment and let me know. 🙂