By Georgia (Jo) Kent
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the nations”. Psalms 46:10
Is your plate always too full? Are you always running on empty? Sometimes we become so busy that life consumes us. I don’t think Christ intended for us to live that way. Many of us are involved with so many things that it has the potential to hinder our well being. When we get to this place we are missing the things that are vital to our emotional and spiritual well being such as, praying, bible study, family and friendships. We have so much on our plates that we become physically, emotionally and spiritually overloaded. While we may be able to still do a good job in multitasking, it will drain us and leave us empty. This leaves us vulnerable to physical attacks and spiritual warfare that we are not equipped to fight off with no fuel left.
“The days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart is like a continual feast”. Proverbs 15:15
I think that it’s okay to be just a little selfish where our time is concerned. We have nothing to give if our cup is empty. There is no machine that will work on empty and neither can we. Keeping Christ in the center of your life is key. Prioritize your to-do list according to importance. Learn that it’s okay to say ‘No’. Take ‘Me’ time. The women often set the mood for her home. God gives us plenty of time to manage our lives; it’s us who fills our days up. You can not change yesterday but you can make all your tomorrows peaceful and by taking time to keep your cup full and your plate empty. Remember to add breathing room to everyday.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will”. Romans 12:2