**How much time to spend with the kids, how much time to make them find things to do on their own.
**How much time to spend on the computer...how much time to devote to God and His Word.
**How much fattening foods to eat vs. healthy foods.
**How much money to spend on fixing your house up/how much money to give to help others.
**How much to protect your children and how much do you let them find out the hard way.
**How much time do you devote to helping others vs how much time you devote at home with your own family.
**How much should you make yourself exercise...how much should you let yourself relax.
I find myself on a roller coaster ride for the most part. One week I am eating healthy foods and counting calories/points. The next I am baking every sweet imaginable and tasting it all. One week I am spending enough (is it ever enough- no) time in prayer- the next week I am not. One week I am glued to the computer screen, another week I am not.
I have been convicted by reading (again.....still) A Woman After God's Own Heart. To make goals. What kind of woman do I want to be in a year- spiritually? mentally? physically. Maybe these goals will help me keep everything in perspective.
It just seems like there are SO many areas to keep track of and if I am diligent in one area- the others slip.
Things get especially out of balance when I get a decorating project in my head and nothing can stop me. There is this inspiration that strikes and when it does- watch out! That was the way with the boys' room- all life stopped (all laundry duties ceased) until I was done with the painting- it had to get done! And of course, the laundry eventually got done, and I am happy that their room is mostly completed.
This inspiration has struck now with our bedroom and I am frantic to get a few things done in there. Meanwhile the kids are needing mama and the laundry needs mama and my husband needs his wife...etc.
So this time I am vowing (asking God for help) to be patient. To relax and realize that the entire room does not need to get painted right now. The furniture does not need to get painted right now. I do not need to have a complete before and after picture to blog about tomorrow!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1
Not to say that decorating my room is a sin that slows me down...but when my priorities are all completely focused on that goal- I am missing the point of my day which is to grow close to God, encourage my husband, teach and mentor my kids, worship the Lord, keep my house a clean and safe place for my family...
Do you have a hard time keeping your perspective clear? Do you feel like there are 100 things to try and balance daily??
((all that said- WAIT til you see the POLKA DOT sheets I got for our bed......they are the ones that started it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!))