Do you ever stop and realize that you have totally lost focus on what is important? This happens to me all the time. I start the day out right- focused on God and trying to give and serve other people, and then I lose focus and go back to my selfish ways. This also happens in the big picture.
I have lost focus in so many areas. Here are a few reminders for myself.....
1. We are here to serve God. He made us! He loves us! He has a better plan for us than we do. Start each day off asking Him for wisdom and guidance in each area and in each decision.
2. One of the benefits to homeschooling is so that we have the opportunity to disciple our children- take the time to teach them how to be a kind and thoughtful human beings, and how to Love as Jesus loves......this cannot happen when Mom is running around constantly trying to keep the house in order! :) FOCUS, Sara! Leave those many details until later in the day, and give the kids your attention and focus. LISTEN to the kids! When they ask a question- stop what you are doing and talk to them, explain what they want to know and give them your attention. If it is needed, stray away from the lesson plans so that you can work on areas that the kids are struggling in.
When the kids are misbehaving, take the TIME to train then and talk to them- explain why what they did was wrong- explain what the BIBLE says about the misbehaviour. Talk about what Jesus would do in that situation- don't just send them to their room and silently fume because they have bothered you and interrupted your 'alone' time.
3. Focus on helping others- make a list of people who need help, or a visit, or a meal. Plan these things out, or you will not get to it...
4. Focus artistically. What is the most important use of my time? Starting yet another project in the house? Or working on the two books that you have started and not finished?
Life is too short to run around like a chicken!!!!!!! My goal for this weekend is to re-write my goals, discuss this list with Dave and establish ways to work towards these goals.
Even though we have heard it a million times- when you shoot at nothing, you will hit is every time!!!!!
Any tips on how you keep your goals in mind, or your priorities straight?