>> Monday, May 31, 2010
You'd think sticking to "the schedule" wouldn't be that difficult.
I mean, look at it ~ there's almost NOTHING on it!
I seem to need a constant reminder that my day isn't supposed to be about ME.
It's supposed to be about my little people. Serving them, training them, and discipling them all at the same time. Creating memories and developing life-skills while enjoying life!
It's supposed to be about my husband, and making our house a haven for him ~ a place he actually WANTS to return to at the end of the day. A place where he feels respected, honoured, and in charge after a day or week of uncontrollable business-related chaos.
It's supposed to be about family and friends; about purposefully being a blessing to THEM. Investing time and energy to cement friendships so they will be life-giving and life-lasting. Being the kind of friend I'd like to have.
Yes, it's great when my day goes my way ~ the way I planned for it to go. Thank you for those days.
Oh God, please help me to be gracious on those OTHER days! Help me to see the opportunities you place in my path ~ those things that so often look like obstacles along the way to my own personal comfort and satisfaction ~ and help me recognize them as gifts from you and be grateful for them. Help me address them and handle them in a way that honours you and displays your glory for others to see.
Help me love and desire YOUR schedule for my day, precious Jesus.