Have you ever thought that there just isn't enough time in the day?
You have so much to do and the priorities often get shifted around just to get through the day?
Well I must confess that I do suffer from this from time to time. I have ideals about how I must be as a mum but often my expectations just don't meet up! The crazy thing is that I put these expectations on myself! Maybe I read and see too much about the "perfect" mum and wife in magazines or on TV. God led me to this verse that was such an eye opener, I just had to share it with you!!
Today as I quietly read Ecclesiastes 3:1 it settled my heart. In case your not familiar with the scripture it goes a little like this....
For everything there is a season,
a time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to re build.
A time a cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
A time to search and a time to quit searching.
A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.
What do people really get for all their hard work? I have seen the burden God has placed on us all.
Yet God has made everything beautiful for it's own time.
I love this scripture so much and as I began to read some short stories in another book I stumbled across Mandy Smith's version of this scripture. It spoke so much to me that I had to share it! God speaks to us in awesome ways and we just have to open our ears to hear.
There's a time to do the dishes and a time to leave them in the sink.
There's a time to save Grandma's lace table cloth for Christmas dinner and a time to use it for breakfast on Tueday morning.
There's a time to say" Don't bother me now, I'm busy" and a time to drop everthing to roll around the floor with your kids, Dance around the living room with your husband or stop for a cuppa with a friend.
There's a time to race out late at night to return the DVD and a time to stay at home with your family and pay the late fee.
There's a time to nag your husband about wasting film and a time to let him snap as many photos as he wants of his little girl in her first ballet costume.
There's a time to say " Save those for the guests" and a time to your your husband take the best biscuit from the batch.
There's a time to say, "Don't spill that on the couch!" and a time to let your son make a fort with the couch cushions.
God has made eveything beautiful in its time.
I hope this encourages you today. Remember to enjoy each and everyday that we are given with our awesome families...
Take care.. Emmaxx