I am wife to a magnificent man and mother to five wonderful children. Three of my children were born in the Northwest and two were born thousands of miles away in Liberia, West Africa. Birthplace is no matter, all of my children were born in my heart. This is our journey.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What would He have me do?

That is the question I have been asking the Lord in the mornings now. With all that my life has in the way of things to do, it's easy to get overwhelmed. I have been feeling overwhelmed the last week and with so many tasks in front of me it's no surprise.

There is a sea of things to accomplish, most of which are quite important. Laundry, food, schooling, ironing, cleaning, quiet time in the word, managing clothing, people and events. It never ends. Which brings me to the title of this post. When I ask Him what he would have me do and I do that, I can then rest in what I get done. It seems that quite often I am disappointing someone. I forgot to wash this, iron that, look at that picture, help find that book, put that in the mail. But honestly, when I start my day asking the Lord what he would have me do, the disappointments seem to be less. My day falls into place and my focus is altered. My will is submitted to His will and I am no longer failing. I am obeying and being guided. I am imperfect and will still disappoint but it happens less when I stop and make the conscious choice to bend my will.

That yoke is light my friends.

1 comment:

Brooke said...

That has come up so many times lately, including Women of Faith, "Lord, let me follow you today, where do you want me to go?" Good post! Thanks!