Sunday, January 11, 2009
Beauty is Buzzzzzzzzzzzing Busily....
Sundays have always been very busy for us. My husband, as most of you know, is a pastor. Not only is he a pastor, but he is the pastor of a new church. Although at times it is hard, we really enjoy our work and know that this is what we are supposed to be doing. The whole family is involved. Hannah helps with nursery, the others are involved in their classes, and Marco and I have all kinds of responsibility on Sundays.
I was just talking to my girls about "being busy".
There are some people that are always busy, but they are busy getting into trouble. Others think they are busy - but they really are doing nothing. Being idle. How often have you heard someone say that they were "too busy" to do such and such? I have. I've said it myself. Most of the time it is a legitimate excuse. We ARE busy. I joked about the 60 second microwavable food taking so long that someone had to invent the 30 second microwavable food. =] But, there are times when we claim to be busy, but we were WASTING time. One reason I chose the word FOCUS for this year is because I thought that I could use my time better by FOCUSING on what my goals for the day were and tackle them head on!
I have had people ask me how I have time to do any of "those" things. They are usually referring to my blogging, scrapbooking, crafting... Let me tell you. It is not easy, but obviously it is not impossible. I enjoy these things. They are a part of me and they make me happy. I could be doing all "these" things and letting everything else go to pot. Ah, but if you know me at all, you know that I could not let that happen. I set goals for the day and I conquer them as best as I can. I love making lists and crossing things off! Try it!
Go with me to Proverbs 31 - Let's look at a few of the verses.
"[She] worketh willingly with her hands." (vs. 13)
"She riseth also while it is yet night" (vs. 15)
"She layeth her hands to the spindle" (vs. 19)
"She stretcheth out her hand to the poor." (vs. 20)
"She maketh fine linen, and selleth it" (vs. 24)
"[She] eateth not the bread of idleness" (vs. 27)
This is the type of example I want to follow. What are you buzzin' around doing? I want to make sure that I have my priorities in the right place. Maybe you are busy, but you are busy doing the wrong things. Maybe you need to stop the cleaning and organizing and take your kids to the park and play. Maybe you need to turn off the t.v. or computer and read a good book. Maybe you need to put away outside distractions and spend some time with your spouse. Whatever it is that you do - make it count. What did you do yesterday? What did you do today? What will you do tomorrow?
I want to make sure that what I do will matter for my family, for myself - for Christ.
"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth
and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But
lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. " Matthew 6:19-21
Okay, now I am sure you are wondering why I've got the Burt's Bee's picture of there...well, I love BB's products. All of them! So, I thought that I could encourage at least 3 of you with a reminder to make it count when you are Buzzzzzzzzzzing along in your day. All you have to do is be the first 3 to comment and tell me what one thing you'd do if you weren't busy and had oh, let's see, 3 hours to yourself to do whatever you wanted. Thanks for reading here dear friends! *Each item is different: Beeswax lipbalm in a tin, Beeswax lipbalm chapstick and Honey Lipbalm chapstick. Winners will get 1 of the 3!