The last couple of weeks in my life have been crazy, I mean non-stop busyness. Believe me; it can get pretty action packed around here. It’s the end of the school year, church ministries are still going on, and not to mention it’s time to start spring activities once again.
In the mist of all of those activities….. I have been losing my focus.
I’m sure you all can relate to the times in our lives when stuff just happens, and it’s enough to make us want to stop and throw up our hands and scream. For example, last week, I lost my keys. I was running late to a meeting and realized halfway there I had forgotten my purse, which, by the way, included my grocery list and coupons (Yes, I was driving without a license). My dryer wasn’t working right, so my clothes weren’t drying properly. When I did finally get to go grocery shopping, I dropped a jar of spaghetti sauce and it splattered all over my beige pants…and that was just the first stop in my many errands of that day. URGH!
Little things can turn into giant mole hills.
However, in the mist of all the stuff, we still have babies and kids who need our full attention, clothes that need to be washed, dinner that needs to be made, and work that needs to be done. Life goes on.
What are we to do when we just want to run into our closet where nobody in our house can find us?
Yes, keep going
I like what 1 Cor. 9:24-27 says in The Book, “Remember that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize. You also must run in such a way that you will win. All athletes practice strict self-control. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step. I am not like a boxer who missed his punches. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.”
We need to run with purpose in each step. And remember the rewards that we’re striving for aren’t perishable and something that will fade away. They’re eternal!
So let’s get up and dust ourselves off and continue on. Let us condition ourselves with the word of God. Let us encourage each other, lift each other up, and remain in contact with God. It’s His power we need. Let’s keep the focus. And maybe those mole hills won’t seem so big anymore.
Live in light of eternity………….
I love this song by Francesca Battistelli. Please click the link and check it out.