Monday, July 27, 2009

At the End of the Day
Lynda j

When it’s all said and done, how much of our day can the Lord say, “My daughter, well done?”

A lot of women mention how there aren’t enough hours in the day to complete the task they are given. I have to ask, “What task?” Task that you created for yourself, task that the kids just have to compete in, excuse me, I mean complete? Or is it the task that our neighbors can’t see us not do? Ouch, ouch, ouch. Who are we trying to fool here? The average person has burn out at the end of their day for lack of consulting with the Lord before their day begins. Period point blank! We have personal agendas, color-coded calendars, and an alarm that reminds us it’s time to pick up one kid while dropping the other one off. But are all of those things in line with what the Master scheduler has on His agenda for us to do?

I wasn’t the ‘live in the car mom’ with my children. If they wanted to do something, some extra curricular activity, I would support them with choice. Meaning, with my budget, your education, family, friends and church, there will be a limit as to how much you can take on. There will be a balance. I wish I would leave church, or not go to church because Daelon or Jada had to be on the field during Sunday morning services; please! Even the Lord Himself rested on the 7th day. His day! Think about this, the average woman loves to be spa pampered. Hot rocks, sweet aromas, warm towels. My goodness, yes! So how is it that when it comes time for that special quiet, alone time for us, all calendars are clear and the phone gets turned off? Not just on vibrate, but off so it goes straight to voicemail. We want that time, we need that break, and we deserve it, right? We’ve had a hard day lining up meals and shuffling kids around. And don’t forget the spouse if you are married. He has to fit in.

But God in all His glory will be lucky if we can squeeze Him in around noon and 2pm, or after little Alex is done with piano, baseball, soccer and karate class. What? We want to put spending time with the Lord on our personal agenda, wherever we can work Him in? Say it ain’t so. Let’s take a minute and pencil this in on the books. At the end of your day, you are burned out, and trying to figure out why. Is it because you had too much on your plate, or you didn’t invite God to be a part of the early menu?

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