Tuesday morning I woke feeling utterly lost. I had no sense of direction. I knew that I needed to make some changes to my blogging schedule (among other things), but for the life of me I couldn’t solidify a game plan.
We womenkind enjoy poking fun of the menfolk who stubbornly refuse to stop and ask for directions (when they are clearly lost), but it can happen spiritually, as well, and we can be just as stubborn or blind.
Though I ask God for plenty I can forget the simple task of asking for His guidance. I wasn’t aware that I was on this path until I knew that I was lost. So maybe this was more of blindspot than stubbornness this time.
This last bout of fatigue blew me right over. Tuesday I ended up in tears. I felt defeated and discouraged with no clue where to begin again. That’s when I was reminded of one of my favorite Bible verses.
“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”Psalm 143:8
God does answer and lead. He also lifts a weary soul. My beautiful friend Bridget posted a wonderful piece called Housekeeping. It was a clear answer and confirmation that I need to make those adjustments to my routine.
When I pondered how to do this I was feeling reluctant that less is more. I have a ridiculous fear of blogger’s withdrawl. If I cut back too much too quickly I’m sure it will be as painful as going cold turkey. Maybe that’s not as ridiculous as it sounds. Blogging is my community.
Sometimes I really need to write and share, but posting 4 days a week isn’t working. It doesn’t give me enough time to savor many things including really enjoying reading and gleaning insight from fellow bloggers. I also need to spend more time focusing on my health and quality time with my Savior.
After asking for direction the solution came to me. I’ll adjust my schedule in stages. First I’ll drop my Sunday post. This gives me the opportunity to get a feel for posting three days a week. If I find that three days is still too much I’ll drop another day and post on Tuesday and Thursday instead. I may even have to bump it down to once a week through the summer months. I already see God’s lead and feel that peace again.
This is what the LORD says: “Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’Jeremiah 6:16 (NLT)
Jesus said, “I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me.John 14:6 (MSG)
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