Thursday, February 3, 2011

One Step At A Time...

I am not a patient person.  

Whew, glad I got that off my chest.  (By the way, I am having trouble continuing to write over the sounds of my husband and mother laughing...)

Seriously though - I'm not. I really struggle with patience. I struggle with it as a parent (oh, yeah, we all do, but for some it is harder than others!).  I struggle with it personally - if I'm not good at something, I don't like to do it. Period. Especially in front of people. I can say, without a doubt, I will never seriously take up golfing.  I also tend to avoid chess at all costs.

This has been something that has caused me some trouble lately. I tend to get big ideas (can we say 5 kids and homeschooling?) and then BAM want to make them happen.  I know that God helped me find my perfect mate in Mark. Without him and his... prudence, we'd probably have at least one more dog and cat, some reptiles and a few more kids.  :)

Things weigh on my heart. I want to DO more.  But what can I do when I am so often feeling stretched thin?  I really struggle with that.  I *know* there is more for me, for us, to do, yet not sure where to begin or even WHAT to begin!  :)

I read something in my devotional earlier this week that just stopped me in my tracks, spoke to me:

Follow Me one step at a time.  That is all I require of you.  In fact, that is the only way to move through this space/time world.

(Jesus Calling by Sarah Young)

One step at a time... I can do that...

1 comment:

  1. The patience problem definitely comes from your dad's side of the family! I still have those issues--they come from your grandpa, not your grandma. Age helps, but only a little:)