Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hitting reset.

I looked at the clock this morning and it only said 10:00 a.m. It felt like 5:00. Surely Caleb would be walking through the door any moment and the day would come to a close. 


How did it get off to such a bad start. I'd already had to discipline the children more times than I could keep track of and still the complaining hadn't stopped. I was about to loose it. I sat on the couch wondering why this parenting thing is so hard when my mom pulled into the driveway, packed us up and got us out for awhile. 


It did my heart good to have some help and a change of scenery.  We came home in time for naps and I've had a moment to think and pray about what went wrong and how to set a new tone when the children wake up. 


I'm remembering that I am the one responsible for setting the tone. It doesn't just happen. It's work and it starts from my heart. I've been distracted. Trying to get boxes unpacked and the house in order has taken the priority lately. I haven't taken the time I need to with the Lord each morning. I haven't relied on him through out the day like I need to. I haven't seen the disruptions from my kids as Devine interruptions, times to stop and invest in them, but as something keeping me from my work. 


So, I'm hitting the reset button. Confessing my sin before the Lord and begging his help to not just get through the next couple hours, but to slow down and focus and what my number one priority is. 

6 comments:

jade, trish, halle and will said...

I can relate more than you know. I appreciate you and miss you. Thanks for sharing.

kenzie said...

this was so good for me to hear, I've been going through the same thing. thanks for the encouragement, RESET!

Katherine~ said...

Your are so right that we need to set the tone. There's a battle out there that we cannot see, and our need for the Lord is so very great. I pray nearly each morning that the Lord would cause me to worship Him alone, and that He would love my children through me because I am so imperfect. And we can rejoice because through Him we can be more than conquerors, and His love is everlasting no matter how much we mess up (Rom. 8:31-39).

Glad you made it safely and that you're beginning to settle in!

Darcie said...

Thanks for posting this. It's much needed. I've had the same kind of day! God bless.

bandofbrothers said...

Ah, I love this! Thanks for the reminder. I could use this one every single day! You are such a dear soul and wise godly example.

britt said...

i just found your blog. really enjoy reading hit. i was going through a few of your past posts and this one really hit home for me. we just moved and my little guy has really not been himself. and i have spent so much time (unsuccessfully) trying to get our home in order. i know i should be spending more time with him but i also feel like i NEED to unpack everything ASAP. thanks so much for this much-needed change of perspective.

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