Thursday, September 6, 2012

Distracted

Running on empty...?

Too busy...?

Sounds all to familiar. 

Why do we feel that we must jam-pack our lives? 
If we have an open spot on the calendar it must be filled. 
I took a moment to reflect on what "busy" is going to my life and this is what I found...

1} I'm out of shape and not finding time to exercise, eat right and take care of myself.

2} Out of sorts emotionally. I can go from extremely happy to crying is .05 seconds.

3} I fell out of touch with those who are closest to me. Both friends and family.

4} My spiritually looses its priority.

Lately I've been a bit overwhelmed and this verse always contorts me:

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon your and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28-29

It was time to prioritize. Actually take Sunday as a day of rest. Yes I said it, rest.

I had to find balance. The differences between what I want and what I need.

Lastly, I need to remember to dream. I have dreams and its never to late to make them a reality.
To reach them, I have to set goals. Some short term, some long, but at least I have this
list to reflect on what I've accomplished and how far I've gone.

We don't always like to think that our days are numbered.
Our kids are growing in a blink of an eye. The time to live your dreams is now.

"Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise." Ephesians 5:15

"My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him." Psalm 62:1

Making alone time with God has moved to the top of my priority list. Asking what God wants from me.

Things in our life has changed and God has opened this new avenue for my photography
business to expand by leaps and bounds. Just in case you have wondered where I've been
or what I've been doing, I wanted to share with you a few images for my last portrait session. 
You can view the entire photo session here.

I want to close with this...

If Satin can't make us bad, he can make us busy.

Think about it and prioritize what's important in your life.

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12 comments:

  1. Love "If Satan can't make us bad, he can make us busy." SO TRUE.

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  2. "My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him." Psalm 62:1 Love this!!!

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  3. This is something I think many moms (heck, even women without kids!, so strike that) many women struggle with. I'm not happy that other people are in turmoil, but it does bring me a measure of comfort that I am not the only one dealing with this - as in, what is wrong with me, why can't I get everything done?
    Also, sad though I am to admit it - do you know what is the first thing to go when I get busy - prayer and daily devotion time. Yikes.

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  4. Great inspiration and truthful post. It is great to stop and relax and refocus the problem for me is I am generaally "forced" to stop because not feeling well or just plain done. I really need to try and stop before I hit that brick wall.

    Sharee'
    www.momFITtingitallin.com

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  5. thanks for this encouraging post!

    i need to be intentional with resting and taking a sabbath!

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  6. Good reminder...great inspiration.
    I am lifting you up in prayer Laura....now!

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  7. This is something I need a constant reminder of. Jesus praised Mary for sitting and listening while Martha ran around to serve others and made herself crazy. Thanks for reminding me that I can take the time to sit, rest and listen.

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  8. Beautiful! I found you through another blog and I'm your newest follower! :)

    Christie
    http://satisfactionthroughchrist.blogspot.com

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  9. I really like the Psalms 62:1 :) Nice blog, hopping by via G+

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