Wednesday, July 21, 2010

So Little To Do, So Much Time

Scratch that - reverse it!
So Much To Do, So Little Time

Yup! The McGoo's are back at it and I think this phrase is the best way to describe the feelings going around our household these days. So much to do and so little time...

I'm working hard to keep my mind focused on the tasks at hand, planning adequately for the things that need to be done, yet working on not getting overwhelmed about what's next until today is complete. It's hard, because as you go, go, go... the moment you gain an extra minute or two, it's so tempting to do nothing but at the same time it would be most beneficial to get ahead. It's a balancing act.

But you know what... everything that is going on in our lives right now, even though it's busy, are blessings! Mr. McGoo and I are working to keep that in prospective as the moments of being overwhelmed begin to show... the Lord has blessed us with so many things! School - what a blessing that Mr. McGoo's schooling is paid for and he's been given a chance to go back! What a blessing that we have been given the means to be able to put me in school again to pursue a new career. Housework - how amazing that we own a home, that we have roof over our head and do not have to worry about where we will sleep next. Work - praise God that He has provided through my job and through Mr. McGoo's soccer manager position - although time consuming, it is God's way of giving us the means to survive. Ministry - what an amazing opportunity to be able to minister to others, whether that is in Ethiopia, or those in your daily network of folks!

I could go on, but you're getting the point... everything that seems to take up time, need attention, and puts another item on the "to do" list are really blessings we've been entrusted with. I want to give thanks for those today!

Mr. McGoo & I in Blue Ridge, GA
 Matthew 6:25-34 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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