Thursday, July 8, 2010

To-Do, too much

I set out to do too much this week.  

Somehow this always happens to me with four day, post-holiday weeks.  

'It's shorter,' I think, 'that will make it easier too, right?' 


I inevitably plan for 5 days of chores, to-do's, or activities--or maybe more than that, given that I probably started the week a bit behind from the holiday weekend before.  

This week was no exception--and I got overwhelmed quickly, kept trying to stay in control.  

I just need more organization!  A better routine!  More planning!  More control!

Wrong again, Queen B.  There is only One Thing you need.

Thankfully I took time to read Sarah Young's book, Jesus Calling, yesterday.  She said it right, once again:
"Whenever you start to feel anxious, remind yourself that your security rests in Me alone, and I am totally trustworthy.  You will never be in control of your life circumstances, but you can relax and trust in My control.  Instead of striving for a predictable, safe lifestyle, seek to know Me in greater depth and breadth.  I long to make your life a glorious adventure, but you must stop clinging to old ways.  I am always doing something new within My beloved ones.  Be on the lookout for all that I have prepared for you."  (Romans 8:38-39, Psalm 56:3-4, Isaiah 43:19) ~Sarah Young, Jesus Calling
Our lives are only as safe and secure as the one who directs them.  I need to remember that the One who holds my life in His hands is Trustworthiness and Faithfulness Himself.  

Take that, To-Do list.  


SnoWhite said...

Thanks for sharing this today; it's exactly what I needed to be reminded of this morning.

Just ME said...

I love the passage from the book.I have printed it off and placed it on my desk at my office. I am an avid list maker. I have a book dedicated to "things to do". Another an will you address infertility? Do you know much about the NaPro technology? I dont. but I was curious about how a doctor might handle situations that might conflict with our faith. God Bless!

Queen B said...

Just ME, what a great question, worthy of a great response. For now, let me just say that I am not intimately familiar with NaPro, but am very familiar with an institute in Omaha, NE that is run by the OB's who helped develop NaPro. I can add the site to my favorites. It is real science--and we need more of it! As for my approach to infertility, I will focus on a woman's natural physiology to help her conceive naturally, that is, through sexual intercourse. Lots more to be said on that another day. Thanks so much for the question. Feel free to follow up.