For some reason it seems when I want to get something done around the place I don’t have what I need to do the job. And then when I have all I need to do some things I lack the motivation to do anything.
I complained about the grass growing so fast with all the rain we had a month or so ago. I couldn’t mow fast enough to keep up. Now that it’s too hot to mow until late in the evening, because the grass is too wet with dew early in the morning, I took the mower in for servicing and new blades. And now I’m watering the grass! For some reason, I just can’t seem to coordinate things very well. I like to think that we all go through periods like that, and mine just seem to drag on a little longer and happen more often.
A few weeks ago I decided to try to find a way to discover what my problem is, and saw a book that I just knew would be the place for answers. It’s titled, What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do. This was going to be the sure cure. I don’t know how much it will help; I haven’t opened it yet. I did, however, find my book with all the answers, the one I rely on. The one I know will have exactly what I need just when I need it most. It is so full of bookmarkers that when I picked it up, it just fell open at one of the markers.
Lo and behold, there on that page facing me was the highlighted verse I needed most to see. “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” So that’s it ... it just isn’t the right season for my activities. I don’t really think that was the answer, I know it wasn’t.
I, like many others, have this habit of forming my own expectations of how I want my days to go. When they don’t agree with what I expect, I don’t know how to redirect myself. It’s just not part of the plan. Sometimes it’s hard to simply sit down and clear my mind so I can say from my heart, “Okay Lord, show me what to do next.” It’s difficult to empty the vessel so He can refill and refuel it. You know it’s the “Let go and let God” thing. Easy to say, not always so easy to do. You can read a lot of good books but none can compare to the Good Book. Trust it.
Have a great week and give God the glory!