Many are the plans in a person's heart,
but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails. Prov 19:21
This summer has been a tough one for me. I kinda hit a lull if you will in energy and drive. After moving in to our house and trying to sort through all our boxes, I just hit a bit of a wall. I didn't feel motivated to do anything but the essentials: kids, eating, and cleaning. That just seemed to me all I could manage in a day. Truly, I saw that there was much to do still, but I just couldn't. I just lost my will to do anything extra.
I let a lot of things go this summer: blogging, Arbonne and Doterra business, and devotions, and writing. I guess you could say I was just flat out exhausted. Just making through the day was good enough.
Do you ever have times like that?
I didn't condemn myself or feel guilty, I knew that I needed to rest from things and I had to listen to what my body was saying.
However, I started to get more drive and I decided to adjust my schedule ever so slightly to get back on course.
Well, I decided to make August my turn around month.
A new month, is a new time to get back into doing thing I love: write, devotions, and nesting.
I figure if I can just carve out 10 minutes for the things I love to do, I'd just start there.
How does that sound?
So in my brave attempt to accomplish my goals, I was reminded of one thing: God is a game changer. Not always are my plans what transpires through the day, because there's a wonderful Lord that watches out for us all. So what happened?
Well, yesterday, I went to the pool with kiddos and a few friends. I did have the intentions of working while they swam, but after a few splashes on the laptop, and a surprise visit from my friend, I knew God was directing my attention elsewhere.
The good thing is that I started. The good thing is that my motivation is coming back slowly. The great thing is that I had an unexpectedly wonderful day. (poolside, walk at the beach with husband, and a women's dinner in the evening)
No it wasn't the way I planned, but it was much much better.
Thank you Lord.
As summer is still in bloom, enjoy the time we have and I encourage you to start making small goals to help get your motivation back to accomplish those things that you love.