“FAITH IT TILL YOU MAKE IT”

Life is busy.  Especially when you have a “busy” personality.

Now, let’s take BUSY and multiply it SIX: Three ADHD children, two ADHD/ADD adults and one ADHD dog named Jack. Jack is a jack russel terror…I mean, terrier. You can see what our family does to the declared definition from above. JACK & ALLI


 

I started off, as always, thinking in my own world about how crazy everything can be and how much a vacation is so incredibly overdue. Not just a vacation-  more along the lines of a solitary confinement…on the beach….yes.

Here’s where wisdom steps in; I pray for this particular virtue every morning. Wisdom from God is what I have been seeking for several years and I have to say, God has answered my pleads over and over.

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BY NO MEANS, AM I SAYING, “I AM WISE!”  Little by little, rays of inspired consciousness are entering my jumbled and busy mind.  A realization: THE Majority is BUSY and my own whoas are really nothing big.

The greatest realization: I can be BUSY, however, if my BUSY isn’t firmly rooted in God’s Direction, it is all for nothing. How do I know this for sure? FAITH.

I saw the funniest (not haha funny) saying this past week: “FAITH IT TILL YOU MAKE IT.” Funny because I have never heard that one before- It has always been, “FAKE it till you make it.” Right?  I’ve never liked the thought of being fake, so the “fake it” part never inspired me to push harder.  In fact, it made me feel very uncomfortable and ready to “throw in the towel.”

Today, I read a passage which fit perfectly with the passages I read earlier this week in Ecclesiastes (everything under the sun is pointless…) This passage is not new to me, however, it is true admonishment towards my intensely busy thoughts: Psalms 127.

Psalm 127 (NIV)

A song of ascents. Of Solomon.

Unless the Lord builds the house,
    the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
    the guards stand watch in vain.
In vain you rise early
    and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
    for he grants sleep to[a] those he loves.

Children are a heritage from the Lord,
    offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
    are children born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
    whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
    when they contend with their opponents in court.

And with this amazing wisdom, I commence my busy day.  Today, twelve short years ago, my daughter was born. We will be celebrating… despite our house being unfinished and work left over from the busy week.  Our home is established in the Lord. It is far from perfection, however, as long as we keep our TRUE focus, the BUSY won’t be in vain.

Blessings for a peaceful, yet, busy weekend!

Greta

Note: My writing is extremely rusty, so please excuse the bumpy delivery!

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  1. Great post right here. “Faith it till you make it”, I am gonna start using that saying. You can be sure of that. LOL 😀

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  2. I long for beach isolation too. It all gets to be too much (or so it seems)! We just have to keep “faithin'” it!

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  3. A great reminder for me for this last week. It was spring break here so I was off from work. But I was extremely busy with my family getting things long needed to be done at home. It was very productive because it was what God wanted done. Thanks for sharing! Many blessings!

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  4. tabitha59reachingout March 19, 2016 — 12:07 PM

    Hi Greta! So good to hear from you again. I have never liked the “fake it ’til you make it” saying either. Some time ago I heard a wonderful saying that you may appreciate more. It is this: What you focus on is the direction you will head towards.” The same person I heard it from wrote later in one of his books, “What you focus on, you make room for.” Both are very good, better, I think. I like your photography logo above. Nice! ….Have a great birthday celebration with your daughter. God bless you in all your busyness. 🙂

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    • Hi Debbie!!! Thank you for more and better motivational quotes:) I’ve missed you so much! How are you doing [this year] as time just doesn’t slow down?! You’ve helped me to remember my favorite aspect of the blog: you and the beautiful people who I “spoke” with frequently. Hmmm.. I think I need to reassess my daily schedule…😊
      Love,
      Greta

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      • tabitha59reachingout March 21, 2016 — 12:54 PM

        You are welcome! It is good to “talk” to you too. I missed you as well. You and a few other followers have become a sweet part of my life. Life has picked up a fair bit for me too, but I love it. God is doing good things with us and I am very grateful. I took a break from blogging for awhile so I could regroup in some important areas, and am ready to go again. I likely will slow down over the summer though. I need to get out in the sunshine too. I wasn’t very good at that last summer and I really paid for it come fall. That won’t happen again. lol. As for “reassessing your schedule”, I don’t know how you can when you have four kids and such a wonderfully full life. 🙂 I love hearing how well you are doing, though. I am sure God is blessing many others through you. xo May you continue to walk in His joy and peace. Hugs, Debbie 🙂

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