Thursday, September 5, 2013


This week I'm tired.  Labor Day weekend was filled with running for the basketball team's food booth, the parade and a football game and time with family... but not much rest.  And then the work week has been super hectic as well, and I'm tired. 

And that seems to be a pretty frequent story. 

Today I was washing my hands and as I stood at the sink a list of all that I had to do was running through my mind.  Sometimes just the list becomes exhausting, and because I know that you can probably relate, you know I'm not being a whiner.  As I was thinking of my to do list, I heard that still small voice again. 

You know the one.  The one sometimes you question.  The one sometimes you try to push away. 

And it said, "Why is it so easy for you to say yes to everyone else, but not to God?"

Umm... Hello. 

But I do.  I tend to say yes first, and then beat myself up about doing so. 

Say yes to work, and to meetings, and to extra time and extra things... and I only have 24 hours in a day, right?

And when I say  yes to all of those other things, all those time-consuming things, all these things that are good but may not be God...

it crowds Him out. 

So this morning, as this thought came to my mind, I thought about our lessons this week.  About having fresh passion and determining my purpose and pursuing it, pursuing what I am meant for. 

And I'm not ashamed to admit that maybe I don't have it figured out yet. 
But He does. 

He knows His plans for me, and He knows what I was preordained to do, before I was created... before the world was created. 

If you're not sure of your purpose, either, don't lose heart, because He knew the same for you.  He knows...

So tomorrow is another day.  I'll start this thing yet again, clearing out my heart and my head and finding some white space in my day.  I'll stay in His Word and keep on looking to Him... and dust myself off when I fall. 
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  1. Praise God for those new days and fresh starts! Oh, how I need them at times also!

  2. I am praying for the same things Lauren <3 #FreshVision for what He has planned for me in this new season of quiet since my five kids are all in school. I want to fill my time with Him and not end up busying myself with other things!

  3. Amen! You know, just knowing He has a plan can put out minds at ease!! Even if we don't know what His plan is, we can be assured He clue us in at the right moment :)

    Come on down to little ole BG! Will be praying for you tomorrow!

  4. There are so many things clamoring for our attention. Life really seems so busy. But we don't have to respond to everything that we know we could be qualified to do. There are others who can do just as well if not better than ourselves. I like others to think well of me and by being involved in many things calls attention to myself. Right now there is something that I really want to do, but I am aware that part of the reason is to get public recognition. It is what the Lord prompted me to give up way back in the beginning of our study. Know what? I am at peace that I will not get that recognition because I know I have obeyed God and responded to Him. Yes, I still want to do this thing, but I want the Lord's approval much more so I will obey Him.