On Wisdom and Time

Ephesians 5:15-16: “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

Generally, I don't consider myself a lazy person. I like to be busy, I like having multiple projects and things to accomplish. Even when I’m overwhelmed with what I have to do, most of the time it doesn't take much time before I’m planning the next tree to plant, wall to paint, or whatever it may be. And when the never-ending homeschool year is FINALLY over, I breathe for a week (ahhhh)....then back on projects!

Unfortunately, my business tends to make me forget my priorities. The things that ARE important. Why does it seem that my time with the Lord is the first thing that gets pushed in the corner? How is that so easy to do? Then I start stumbling and fumbling and making mistakes and getting frustrated with people....when all along I was the cause. I needed some Jesus time.

Yesterday, I had an incident. I felt wronged and frustrated. The day went on, and I had a meltdown and had to take a “time out” for mom. I prayed and poured out all the feelings. But instead of getting the encouragement I was hoping to get, I got disciplined. I was wrong. It doesn't feel good. But I am thankful for it. He got my heart and mind back where it needed to be.

The days are evil. Satan knows if he can keep us too busy, we may just forget what’s important, and he wants to make us useless. We HAVE to stay close to Jesus, we HAVE to be in the Bible daily people!

Walk carefully.

Make the best use of your time.

And read Proverbs...lots of wisdom there to help you walk wisely :D

Love you all!

Sarah J.