Moment by moment

How do you manage it all?

It’s been asked. Not that our life or schedule is out-of-control busy, but it’s a bit atypical.

Ministry demands, home schooling, relationships, writing deadlines, plus the normal daily housekeeping requirements. It equates to a busy, busy day. Week… Month… Life…

Yes, it can be overwhelming, but only if trouble is borrowed from tomorrow, or next week, or next month instead of focusing on this moment. Victory is in the present moment.

What will I choose? What will I prioritize? Will this glorify God? Larger battles are won or lost in individual moments. So managing well is not about finding a new way to dispense my time, or utilizing an efficient meal and cleaning schedule (although I do have a great one). Managing well is about surrendering each second to God and trusting that He will give me what I need to accomplish what He has planned. It’s about being okay with leaving some things I had planned undone to make room for God’s plans. It’s about understanding the absolutes God has placed upon my time.

My relationship with Him. Being a helpmate to Kevin. Taking care of my health. Raising our children.

It about putting off selfishness and putting on love. It’s putting off pride and putting on humility. It’s putting off impatience and putting on patience. It’s putting off complaining and putting on praise. It’s putting off temper and putting on control. It’s putting off criticism and putting on kindness. It’s putting off complacency and putting on zeal. It’s putting off laziness and putting on diligence. All to bring glory to God.

Life is so much more than I can handle. But praise God, it is never more than He can handle. Moment by moment, choose to put on the things of God.

All for His glory.

2 thoughts on “Moment by moment

  1. Tanis says:

    LOVE THIS STACEY , your words have a huge impact , you speak Gods Heart , when you post it feels like I just spent time with you and I’m comforted and encouraged . Keep fighting the GOOD Fight , arm in arm we truly are VICTOUROUS , because our Lord always goes before us and is behind us he guides us with his mighty hand ….. Praising our LORD , for your obedience ….

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  2. Ruth says:

    You speak such truth, Stacey! We can’t do ‘life’ without glorifying God! How ironic that the advertisement included with your post on my page was for purchasing a pressure cooker. It’s often how our lives feel, now just to direct that steam heaven-ward!

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