Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Choosing the Best



I don't know about you, but there are so many things clamoring for my attention at one time, that sometimes I  don't know where to start, so I end up doing nothing.


Idleness.

Lord help my idle hands.

Idleness is not sticking to what's in front of me. And trying to do everything else but what I should.  So, at the end of the day it looks like I got nothing done.

Dreams don't happen to those that don't work for them, I have to choose. Sit around and be idle or do something, anything that means moving forward. Something is always better than nothing

May the works of my hands be pleasing to you My Lord.

Right now, having recently moved, both kids in school, and being new to town. I don't have very much on my plate. Looking for a job has shown to be fruitless so far.

But yet,
I wake up and my mind has cried a do over before I've even gotten out of bed.

My best is only my best if if I wake up and start it out with God. I've learned this about myself a long time ago. I let him take away all the chatter and noise. Let him show me what a mind at peace can do with  a busy day, or even a not so busy day.

You take it one task at a time. Nothing more and nothing less. Keep putting one foot in front of the other even when it seems futile.

Working on dreams is no small task. Faith and works go hand in hand.  If I want God to be faithful I have to be faithful myself and show up each day. Schedule what I'm going to do and even set a timer for some tasks so that I can move on to the next thing when the beep goes off.

It's not always easy to show up each day, but it is choosing the best.


What is something I need to let go of in order to accomplish what I'm called to do?
I've been thinking this over


If I were to say one thing that needed to decrease to let God increase, I would say me.

And my thoughts of how things should and could go. I can be my only enemy, my worst enemy.  I get in my own way more than anyone or anything.

Fears, procrastination, fears. They hold me back.

So my prayer today would be,

"Lord keep me from idleness and wasting my time on this earth, and help me to get up out of your way, so that your will, will be done. And Lord, help me not to worry about the details, because, you know how they always get to me too. In Jesus' name, Amen."


What are some things you need to let go of in order for your best to come through each day?




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8 comments :

  1. Beautifully written, Alecia! I've been examining my own list lately too. And I think the Lord must be telling me something about dreams. This is the third place in the last 24 hours that has mentioned or focused on dreams. Gotta love how He works. Blessings to you! ~Kristen, Celebrate Every Day With Me

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  2. Love that!! God works in mysterious ways :) Thanks for stopping in here and letting me know how God has been speaking to you.

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  3. "Me . . And my thoughts of how things should and could go. I can be my only enemy, my worst enemy. I get in my own way more than anyone or anything." SO good. Thank you for this insight!

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  4. Yes...such amazing words. I am so guilty of not beginning my days the way I should by giving Him control. Thank you for your openness and honesty. Blessings to you as you adjust to a new town...praying that God will fill your heart and your days. :)

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  5. Thanks Mel, He is slowly and surely :)

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  6. wow, wow, wow! This is like MY STORY. Husband and I just moved a couple of weeks ago... same feeling of idleness - this was encouraging, to know I'm not the only one. Thank you :)

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  7. This was so convicting: "If I want God to be faithful I have to be faithful myself and show up each day." Sometimes, I don't show up ...

    I want to choose the best, too.

    Thanks!

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  8. I have those same struggles. Being scattered and having lots of great ideas and intentions (too many), but not taking any action. And I want to 'have something to show' for my day when my husband comes home! I find I have to limit the input I'm getting (you know, all those places where the good ideas come from) and just choose something visible to do. The timer is my friend, too. And I know I have to come to the Lord with delight and find my fulfillment in Him. Blessings, fearless one ; )

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