For some reason I’ve had a few movie quotes swirling through my head lately, amongst other things. I love Tyler Perry’s Medea movies. In one of them, the crazy old uncle is passing gas, laughing, and shouting “Just let go and let God!” For reasons beyond me, that silly quote has been running through my head in the last day or so. I’ve been a little stressed about getting our school work done because of the attention our foster children require. I have grand ideas, detailed lesson plans all written out, and a schedule of when it’s all suppose to go down….but it just never happens. I find myself distracted at church and at co-op, thinking of all that needs to be done at home, bills that need to be paid, nursery volunteers, school work, discipline issues that need to be addressed, etc, etc. Another problem is, I feel like I’m slowly losing control of my house (and a few other things as well). These children are scheduled to go home in one month, Lord willing. Therefore, I’ve decided to Let Go and Let God. I’m going to focus on the basics (reading, writing, math, and memory work) for the next month and let go of the rest. When the foster children leave, we’ll have all the time in the world to catch up. I want to enjoy this last month with them.
At church, we’re doing the Bible study Faithful, Abundant, and True by Kay Arthur, Beth Moore, and Priscilla Shirer. Yesterday Priscilla said, your greatest danger is letting the urgent things crowd out the important things. It’s so true. But at the same time, it’s so hard for me to swallow. To me, the things that are merely urgent also feel very important at times. For example my house. I would rather lose sleep and miss a meal than wake up to a dirty, messy house. So I will sacrifice “other” important things to get my house picked up and clean at night when the children have gone to bed. I’m finding it very difficult to reach a balance lately.
Well, I feel like I’m just saying the same things over and over and sitting at the computer certainly isn’t the way to get anything accomplished. I’m off to be productive. School then laundry. 🙂