I have finally admitted something to myself.
I will always be busy.
I will never have a slow time.
Not just because the demands of life make me busy,
I want to be busy.
Even if I could finish everything on my list
I will just make another one,
or two or three.
I cannot sit still.
I do not want to sit still.
I love to do things
with and for my family,
friends and other people.
Having a husband and six kids,
attending Bible study,
I love it all.
When the list gets too overwhelming,
I don't even write it down,
or try to hold myself to a schedule.
I conquer the daily immediate demands,
then chisel at the extra stuff,
at a time.
When I walk down the hall,
that needs to be put away in a bedroom.
If I have to go to the laundry room I take
from the railing that needs to be put away downstairs.
When I sit down at my desk,
I will go through a pile of papers,
and deal with just
If Beka is busy with school,
I quickly mend or sew
If I can narrow my focus to
that thing will get done.
I can accomplish so much,
at a time.
You know who invented conquering the world
at a time?
It wasn't Martha.
It was Mary.
I can imagine Martha
scratching lists onto scrolls,
of all that had to be done because
the Lord was going to dine at her home.
When I read the Lord's gentle rebuke in Luke 10
I always cringe.
I really, really, really wanna be Mary,
but Martha is my twin separated at birth.
The only thing that really matters in a home.
"Mary... sat at Jesus’feet
and heard His word."
The Lord told Martha about the
that needed to be done.
Luke 10: 42
"But one thing is needed,
and Mary has chosen that good part,
which will not be taken away from her."
I'm starting another busy week,
with a lot on my list,
that really needs to be done.