Thursday, April 27, 2017

I did it!

by Debi Baker

These past couple of weeks have been C-R-A-Z-Y to say the least.  I've been out of town for 4 of the last 7 days!  That's unusual for me but it just so happened that both events were just 2 days apart this time.  It makes for a crazy Debi!  While it makes me crazy, I also love it.  On the flip side of that coin, it makes me miss my hubby and kids-grandkids like, well, you guessed it, crazy!

Sometimes I feel like the 'out-of-town' Debi is a different person from the normal Debi.  I don't like that because we are, in fact, 1 in the same.  Normally, when I am out of town, I am on such a regimented schedule that I just don't have time or rather, don't make the time to spend time with the Lord.  I hate myself when this happens...I mean, after all, God always makes time for me!  This time, these 2 trips, things were different!  I managed to keep my priorities in line and each day out of town I was able to do my reading and spend some time with God!  I feel like doing so helped me not to be quite so rattled and unsettled.

While I'm not patting myself on the back, I am proud that I was able to stay focused (my word for the year-FOCUS) and accomplish what needed to be done.  Keeping focused on my priorities helped my trips to go smoothly and pass quickly.

"3 Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established."
Proverbs 16:3 NKJV

"33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."
Matthew 6:33 NKJV

These 2 verses have helped me a great deal in managing my time.  It totally makes sense to me to put God first!  Unfortunately sometimes I fail miserably.  This time...I was successful.  This tells me that I don't have to fail, I can win this war of spending time with God vs doing a bunch of other stuff that has no eternal value!

I pray that you can find that balance to put Him first in all that you do.  If you succeed, that's wonderful!  If you fail, pick yourself up and try again...and again...and again!  I did it and I know you can, too!!

Have a wonderful day!
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