Bare with me here. I am not sure if the malware is gone, but I am going to assume it is, therefore I will post. And if for some reason my blog shuts down over the next week, you know what happened. That or we boycotted life and ran back to New Zealand to live on a vineyard. Hey, it could happen, right?
okay I digress. Anyway….
I never know where to start when I’ve been absent for more than 3 days. That’s like months in blog world, am I right? But atlas, I am here. Come on, you know want to say it…. WELCOME BACK “Cotter.”
Right, I am back. We are back. Last week was bad, but only because I made it bad. I said yes to too many things, I gave too much of my time when in was tired and therefore sacrificed sleep. Heck I slept through two alarms, and I NEVER do that. I barely use alarms! I begged my husband to help me with errands, work, etc. when I know he had a lot on his plate as well. Plus it was his first week back of training! But he willingly sacrificed that in order to help me. Plus I bribed him a few times with Breakfast tacos.
My husband told me I was stressed. I denied it, that was until I sprouted a nice fever blister on my lip (sign of stress and infection).
So basically I did what almost every American woman does. Busied myself into a hole and then all of sudden it was dark and I couldn’t see.
That’s when I stopped. I stopped, prayed, and decided to let go of some weight. Actually more like pressure. Pressure to get things done. I don’t do well under pressure, obviously HA! Yes, it’s silly, I am the one that got myself there, into that state. I could get myself out, right?
When we work ourselves too much (physically and mentally), we lose sight of our purpose. Our bodies maybe be busy and able, but soul/spirit becomes weak.
You gotta balance both in order to live in light. To live with zeal! I love that word... ZEAL!
This past week I was going through the motions of training, teaching, working, etc. Yes, I looked fit, acted fit, sounded fit, but my soul/spirit was UNFIT. My goals were blinded and I let my busyness get the best of me.
BUT..I did not let that busyness get ALL of me.
Thank you GOD for your amazing GRACE you show me each day.
Right now I am getting my “soul” fit on.
Working my “soul” muscles. You know, more time spent in my morning devotional, really taking time to pray for others, giving more time to my husband, etc. I like this type of fitness. You know what my favorite soul muscle is to work?
And just like that my heart is worked/shared.
Monday I am posting the pay it forward giveaway. Get your hearts ready!