Monday, December 8, 2014

Motivation for your Monday: Before it's too late....

I know this is a busy time of year for many between keeping your regular schedule all the while attending Christmas parties/dinners/functions, gift buying and wrapping, baking, and preparing for that special day ahead. But let me encourage you of something before it's too late. Slow down!

I almost feel like a hypocrite for even saying those words, but hear me out! God Almighty through my husband, convicted me of this much. We are too busy. I am too busy. And do you know what. I choose to be too busy, and that's not good! Busy doesn't = productive. Busy doesn't = holiness. Busy doesn't = successful. Busy just means busy.

Busy can be defined as sustaining much work. Duh!

But let me tell you what is wrong with being busy.. in the wrong sense of the word. Remember that post I did about being even keeled, and not living in extremes of all or nothing? Well most of us by the time we admit we are busy..... we really are in such a frantic state of being that busy doesn't touch it. Instead of just sustaining much work , we often are already at a place of burning ourselves out.

Before it's too late may I suggest you slow down?! As I said, through my husband God really convicted AND corrected me of being "busy". Spinning in circles around anyone sitting making sure the house is cleaned, everyone is where they need to be, finding things to do to occupy the time. Why? I don't know. Wait. Yes I do. I really don't want to admit it but I was in the frame of mind that I *needed* to be busy so that one day I could maybe be praised for all I do. I thought "if I don't do it, it won't get done" yet that was pride talking ~ pride is not good. In fact, pride is sinful.

Yes, having a clean and organized home is nice. But not at the expense of my relationship with my husband or children.

Yes, blogging is great but not at the expense of just posting words without meaning behind them.

Yes, I still long to write ~ in fact I don't want to be a writer, I am one. I am just very selective right now at the time and energy I put into that craft.

This past weekend I escaped with the husband as he went on a hunting trip. I went last year, and was going to forgo this year because of the kids activities. Yet... in the midst of our fall semester crazyness, God again pierced my heart. Time with my husband was being lost ~ because of this wild schedule for football season for the kids. I was being pulled and tugged at from all directions for a good two and a half months. I sadly barely squeezed in a few intimate moments with him before I would pass out from exhaustion. That is not having a solid marriage people.

It was nice to get away. For the husband I am sure getting a buck was high on his list, but spending quiet time with him was mine. Giggling, sharing glances, and just being in one another's presence was the best gift our marriage could have received.

Don't get me wrong, we have those moments at home too, but I often am so high strung trying to "get it all done" that I often overlook those opportunities. Before it's too late, we must spend time with one another in this way. I truly believe that most marriages fail because it is not nurtured and taken care of on a regular basis and instead of catching it before it's too late, the couples have to go on defense mode and have a choice. Fight for it, or give up.

Before it's too late I want my husband to know I love him with all that I possibly can on this earth. I want him to know he is my best friend on this earth, and there is no one I would rather spend time with. I want him to know this family we grew together is best thing that has ever happened to me, and being his wife is beyond my dreams. Before it's too late I want my husband to know that I am honored to be his chosen mate from God Almighty! I want my husband to know that I know he works very hard for our family and he is so very wise in how he takes care of us. Before it's too late, I want my husband to know that I know how much he loves me.

Ladies, don't wait! Stop making the unimportant things so much more important than what they should be. As we are in the time of year that is hectic, ask yourself this question "What should I do before it's too late?". I can almost guarantee you that vacuuming or laundry will not be on that list.


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