I realized yesterday just how extremely busy I will be this summer. Summer is the time to relax and let go..take a break! But not for me it seems.
I am going to be busy physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally!
Physically: *going places like Maywood!! :), Hillmont, Honduras and visiting grandparents and friends *doing things like VBS, girls devos, teaching the 3 & 4 yr olds at church and organizing a yard sale for my family
Spiritually: *teaching a girls class at Hillmont *preparing lessons for girls devos *feeding my heart and soul *Maywood *Hillmont *Honduras
Mentally: all of the above!! + living with my family all summer
Emotionally: all of the above!!
I have something going on every week this summer. At first glance I didn’t think it would be that bad. I like to stay busy, I hate sitting around the house all day because I feel it accomplishes nothing.
I even thought I could squeeze another mission trip into the mix, but it was yesterday that I realized..I am going to be exhausted! I can handle the physical busyness of going here and there and doing this and that, but it’s the mental and emotional and even spiritual busyness that I wouldn’t be able to handle.
Not that I thought I was going to be too spiritual this summer, but that I was not going to be spiritual enough! With all my running around and preparing to teach others I had left no time for me to be alone with God. For me to grow myself.
So I decided it was best for me not to go on the second Mission trip (which was one of the hardest decisions because it was to Mobile and I LOVE that place and the kids down there. I love being apart of that work and I really wanted to go back..).
Sometimes I get so busy worrying about everyone else’s heart, and trying to help everyone else, that I forget to feed my own heart. Heather wrote in her blog about taking care of the heart and how we should feed, guard, and clean it just like we do our bodies.
I agree completely, and I also know that I do not do that at all like I should!
Starting today, I am going to try to change that! I am going to purposefully set aside time each day for just God and I to talk. No matter how busy I get, I must realize that it can wait and that my relationship with Him is far more important.