My Life. Beautiful, Ugly, Unfiltered.
January 18, 2011Posted by on
With the insane amount of activity going on in my life this month, I feel like I am in a whirlwind. I have never been forced to be so incredibly focused. Each day has a very specific list of tasks, schedule etc. While I am a very organized person, I am not naturally inclined to this type of regimented lifestyle…I am much more of a “wing it” kinda girl.
**(I will insert my disclaimer here and say that as a family we generally follow a routine but it is definitely one that is centered around Astaire and is completely based off of her current needs. We follow her cues.)
I really am enjoying the sense of accomplishment that is coming with the focus, but I must say, I am finding myself on edge with the stress of all the responsibility and additional “things to do” this month, and unfortunately I have been all too short tempered.
All of this has made me realize how important it is to have quiet time. Not just sitting still and being quiet. Not “my time”, but time to for me to really focus in on God’s plans for the day.
Admittedly, this has always been my biggest struggle. The issue I have is WHEN? The obvious answer is first thing in the morning…but as most of you mamas know, the morning hits you in the face like a perfect storm! As soon as I wake, I have a baby wanting to nurse, breakfast to make, diapers to change…. the list just continues and before I know it…it’s 11pm and I’m collapsing in bed praying that Astaire sleeps through the night “tonight”.
I know that I need to be quiet. We all need to be quiet. So I am asking for help this time.
When do you busy people spend your quiet time with God?