Here’s what I mean…
While reading Mark 3, I just had to stop & praise Him for being so
kind & patient, even when other people must’ve driven Him crazy.
(The very people He made, who then questioned His every move & word)
[box]Only those who are truly confident can display real humility.[/box]
I’m far from humble… especially at home.
So I must be far from confident.
Then, the conversation went something like this…
“Lord Jesus, confidence usually alludes me most
at home cuz I’m often frustrated about “always feeling behind”
and having an ever-growing ‘to-do’ list.
I just cannot do everything I’m supposed to.”
“Then what will you cut out?”
“Well, um.. I like everything! (except cleaning house… can I cut that? hee hee)
Seriously, Lord, what am I supposed to do? Please. Please instruct me.”
“Blogs? My blog? What blogs?”
“The many “Mom-Homeschooler-Craft-Decorating-Homemaker”
type blogs that you subscribe to via your email…
Stop reading those… until at least Easter.”
“Um, OK. Why?”
They take up your time, attention and make you feel that you’re
not living up to some standard. They make you feel like you’re
failing. Stop comparing yourself. Stop reading them for a while.
(sigh… the pleasant, happy kind) “Yes, Lord!”
And, also… make more eye contact with your kids.
Look at them. Seeing their faces reminds you of how much
you love them & that makes being patient much easier.
(whipping tears) “Yes, Thank You, Jesus. Thank You.
Oh, I love You so much!”