Friday, September 7, 2012

At the beginning of this year, I really felt like God had placed two words upon my heart.  They were simplicity and content.  All year, God has been laying on my heart various part of my life/dreams that I have set up that take my focus away from Him and His plan for my life.  Just recently I ran across a quote that really stuck in my mind.  I am unsure whether I have read it before this week, but this time it really hit a nerve.

Where God has me today, am I embracing that or am I pining away for the someday where I dream of a gigantic house with all its vintage charm and family nearby?  God has put me here, today to do something specific and if I am too busy wondering about what my life may hold, there is a strong chance I will miss that something. I want to be ALL there, where He has me.  

I didn't really think of it before I read this quote, but always having the "world" at my finger tips has taken me away from where I am right now.  I want to be whole heartedly in whatever I am doing and do it well.  I don't want to feel the constant urge to check the latest social network or see what usually "useless" email has come into my inbox.  I want to really BE there for my children.  Not just be there physically, but there mentally as well.  I want God to make me aware of even the smallest teachable moment, where I have a chance to share about Him, but I can't do that if I am preoccupied.   

Sometimes in my multi-tasking mind, I get so caught up in the big list of things to do that I don't think about the moment.  I fold the clothes out of the dryer and wait to check it off my list, when instead I have a moment to think about the precious people who wear them and thank my heavenly Father for blessing my life with them.  I am the keeper of my home, but there is more to that then dinner, laundry, and cleaning.  I have a priceless opportunity to cover my house in prayer, not big long drawn out ones, but little prayers from my heart for those live in or come by this house of mine.  

Wherever I am, I want to be ALL there and I want today to be the beginning!