I simply can’t help it. I think I’m addicted to every sort of craft and hobby idea I see. Maybe I’m too much of a dreamer. Perhaps I’m hiding from the reality of poop on the toilet seat and crumbs stuck to my bare feet. Whatever it is, I have a hard time stopping it when it needs to be stopped.
I tried to make a promise to myself not to knit, sew, or cross stitch. I did a good job of it these last few months. I found myself hopelessly lost in every book in our house that interested me instead. I’ve read nine books in five weeks. Nine. That’s a record. There never seems to be an end in sight when I get on (what I call) a binge. This month it’s books. What next month brings, I know not.
Do you do that? Am I the only one?
My family has been enjoying the TLC show Cake Boss lately. It’s been a teasing reminder my former passion for cake decorating. I keep seeing visions of piped butter cream dancing in my head. I’m pretty sure I’m a hobbyist. Of everything. Perhaps it’s my need to be constantly busy doing something.
I can really get myself going. So much so, that I loose steam. Big surprise, right? It’s true. I do this constantly. I get going so fast that I lose sight of my true purpose. I want to honor Jesus with the life he has given me. Sometimes I put unneeded pressure and tasks on my plate that He never asked of me. I want to do His will. Often, I find myself doing mine.
I’m certainly the sort that needs to be gently reminded by the Lord to just sit. Be quiet. Be Still. I want to hear from Him. That requires turning off the list of actions I constantly have running through my head.
Just listen and wait.
Do you need to hear this today? I sure did. I have a sneaky feeling that many mamas share the same struggles.
Patience. That’s always been a tough one for me. Something amazing happens when I’m still. I hear.
Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. Hebrews 10:36