Well, these last few weeks I’ve been officially “too busy to dust.” Now I can usually find some very good excuses to not dust. But I always feel guilty about it…my family members all have terrible allergies.
Usually I talk myself into dusting by calling a good friend I haven’t seen in a while (thanks Kelly, Paula, Debi, Mom…) or I try to get through it by being thankful for having items to dust and arms that work and time to do the work. And therein lies the rub.
Have you ever heard the story about the man with the bucket and some rocks? This man has some big rocks, some gravel, sand, and water. Plus the bucket. He shows that if you put the water and the sand in, then the gravel…you can try to put the rocks in…but they won’t all fit. Then he shows that you can start with putting the big rocks in first, followed by the gravel. After that you can add the sand by shaking it to let it sift through all the rocks and gravel. Finally you can slowly pour the water which will fill the remaining space. By putting the big rocks in first, there is room for the rest. This is an analogy for time management. You will be able to fit more in your bucket if you put the big rocks in first…you will have time for important things, if you make them a priority.
For the past few years, I have made writing posts on this blog an important priority. My husband and children have been great supporters of this. But this school year I have taken on new responsibilities and, since then, have been struggling with time management. And dusting is always the first casualty. But this time, blogging is taking a hit too.
So, for a little while, I will not be posting regularly. Just here and there. And in time, we will get back to the Bible study that we were just starting. It’s funny, but I started out this month by looking at how we meet God in times of rest, and I found that examining rest made me see that I needed more of it. This is just the season I am in right now.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
What season are you in?
Britta ~ I am justAgirl…just like you!