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.
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.
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.
1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.
2 In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
for he grants sleep to[a] those he loves.
3 Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
5 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!
Note: My writing is extremely rusty, so please excuse the bumpy delivery!