I wondered if I should title this one “Organize.” My thoughts are so all over the place. It feels as if my heart is all over the place too. I’m scrambling this morning for what kind of photo to use for this post! Ever been there? Oh, I already have a photo. Never mind!
However, I believe that prioritizing will lead to being more organized. I just don’t know how to sort my priorities. It feels like another mountain which I’m supposed to be viewing with purpose. Instead I keep looking at it as an enormous problem. Joy.
There are two things in life that are very difficult: when there is a sudden change or when you’re waiting for things to change. Both are incredibly difficult.
Friday was an unusually good day for me. Maybe I was being optimistic and hopeful. My mood was really good. Then I read words on a friend’s blog that I wasn’t very happy to read. Even though the message was optimistic, engaging and so well written, my heart began to sink at the thought of setbacks. This is not how I want my prayers to be answered.
Unfortunately, I don’t get the choice of how those prayers are answered, so we pray “thy will be done” and, yes, sometimes things take time. Sometimes (much of the time) the Lord takes us the long way. He has His reasons.
This means we refocus, refuel, prioritize and get organized. We take a look at this mountain from a different angle. We haven’t lost any ground. The terrain is just a little more challenging. I want to believe that we’re still on track.
For me prayer is going to be at the top of my priorities list because I know that I cannot get the rest of my priorities in order without it.
I realized why my mountains always seemed too big. I was trying to climb too many at one time. Yeah, I bet you didn’t know that I have a multiple mountain maneuvering skill. I don’t. That’s why it doesn’t work. When I started to tackle one mountain at a time things started to get easier. That’s prioritizing.
I finally figured out my new spiritual goal. I bought myself a new prayer journal. My old one was way too cluttered. Clutter creates more clutter. I need to refocus and rewrite my prayer goals. Part of my problem is that I tend to rush things. I still can’t slow things down and be patient. Some heartaches just make you feel impatient. Nevertheless, our times are mercifully in God’s hands.
My Weekend Project: Dollar store Notebook, turned into a Prayer journal with a little bit of paper, glue, double sided tape, pencil crayons and a gel pen. There you have it. Now I have to fill it up with good things.
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”Romans 12:12
“My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me.”Psalm 31:15
“The way of man is not in himself, nor in our friend’s hands, nor in our enemies’ hands, but in God’s. In this faith and confidence he [David] prays that the Lord would save him for his mercies’s sake, and not for any merit of his own.”Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. ❤1 Peter 5:6
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