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Monday, September 26, 2011

Time



There never seems to be enough time in the day.

But this I know- there are hours in the morning which I could utilize and I don't.   Because I'm sleeping.

I'm tired.  Very tired.  And I let the illness excuse me from the morning opportunity which I know is a fruitful time for me.

So, I sleep in and I take a couple of cups of coffee to get going and by the time we start our day, it is late.  Later than I'd like.

And I've had whiles when I've woken early, before the kids; and fatigued or not, my day goes better.  Yawning smiles.  Because the quiet time, the prayer, has happened deliberately.  The discipline.  And I'm built up for what may come in any given day.

And this is not a legalistic thing.  Because I don't feel condemnation.  God can work with me wherever I am and if I give Him these afternoon hours while I blog, I'm sure He's fine with that.  But I know in my heart, that mornings for us are better.  I've even asked Him in times past to waken me in the morning, early.  And He did!  For about a week.  And I kept going back to sleep.  That's okay.  Rest, He gives me, too.

But when I come back to the thought, that there's not enough time in the day for all that must be done, the reminder of the morning comes.

Naturally, I am not the best with time management.  I don't need to be.  But if I start my day off on the right foot, chances are, I'll hear His voice more clearly through the day, be guided more easily into right priorities.

Maybe soon, you'll find me here, early.


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14 comments:

  1. Wow -- thank you for linking up this post. You really hit me in the first paragraph, because that is ME. I'm grateful you posted this today. Thank you!

    ~Mary (Three Thinking Mothers)

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  2. Thanks, Mary. Glad I'm not alone! :)

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  3. Oh, I feel this one. I feel God calling me deeper with Him, but it is so hard. I love what you say about no condemnation. Yes, that's how I feel too. But, like you, I know it is in my best interests to spend more time with Him.

    I"ll pray for you if you pray for me. He did make the sun stand still for Joshua...

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  4. Wow, amazing that I would realize I hadn't been to 3 Thinking Moms in a while, and then amazing that Mary would choose this topic for the week, and then amazing that I'd link up, and then amazing that I'd check back to see what others wrote, and amazing that you wrote on THIS, a personal decision I am trying to enforce as well AND fibromyalgia and years of night-owling is making it very difficult. Amazing.

    Or, should I say, God-orchestrated?

    Thank you for sharing, and encouraging me to do likewise.
    Jenny
    www.manyhatsmommy.com

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  5. Yes, Jenny, God-orchestrated. He is so cool!

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  6. Thank you for linking up.

    You have such a beautiful way of expressing your faith.

    I work better when I get up before the kids too, but sometimes, yes, I need the rest.

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  7. I can so relate to what you've written. It feels better knowing I'm not alone.

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  8. I am so with you, if I only utilize the time in the mornings, meet my alone time with the right frame of mind, my day truly flows smoother.

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  9. Thanks, Theresa. Chucki and Debbie, it is nice to know I'm not alone, too. :)

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  10. I know my day will be better if I can rise earlier. I just hate to be a slave to the alarm clock! I have been doing better with getting up at 6:30, having my computer time done before the girls wake and getting a jump start on my day. I wish I could make this a permanent habit.....

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  11. Jessica, this is what I want from rising early- computer time finished. Need to hit that goal.

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