Day in and day out our minds are inundated with information–opinions, facts, lies, and truths. Everywhere we go information is being thrown at us sometimes subtly others times through a bullhorn–billboards, magazines, phones, newspapers, television sets, computers, and the list goes on. Therefore, we must filter what our eyes, ears, and minds take in and discern what is truthful and what is false.
Our culture has been spouting for years that we can do it all and do it all well–there will be no losers. When I was a young girl there was commercial for enjoli perfume it went something like this, “I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never, never let you forget that your a man–enjoli.”–do not know who wrote this commercial. Men and women have been duped into believing they can have it all–and without casualties. We can wear many different hats, but we can’t wear them all at once. We are humans and humans need rest–otherwise we will crash and burn. Even God rested. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Genesis 2:2. The whole idea that we can do it all and have it all is a falsity. There will be seasons when we have more obligations to fulfill than at other times. When we are in a season where our plates are abundantly full we need to set aside some of our usually task until our busy season passes.
I’ve just come through one of those seasons where I had some extra outside commitments to fulfill–Collecting Hope Project and Refresh with One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp (I’ll be posting on this project soon). I’ve had to cut back on my blogging for a time. I still have a few more things on my plate to finish before my life goes back to normal. However, by allowing myself to blog only when I can and not worry about blogging when I can’t has resulted in my not dropping any plates; and I’ve not been stressed with to much to do.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us, “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens:” There will be a seasons for everything; just not everything in one season.
I’ve heard it said, “That if Satan can’t get us away from God any other way, he’ll keep us to busy to focus on God.”–author unknown