Well initially I was pretty annoyed....well let's be honest I am still a little perturbed, but then I got to thinking.....
I started to think how I have been feeling like my life was a little out of sorts and out of control. This is all my doing and nothing catastrophic or terrible has happened (thank you God). I find myself most days feeling pretty blah and unmotivated and since decreasing my work hours even more it has gotten much worse. I am so overwhelmed with everything that should be getting done, that I find myself shutting down and not doing anything.
I know that more than anything it is because I have lost focus on my faith. It isn't my center, and I don't make time for the Word by studying it daily and with intention. I know that just setting aside some time (even if it is only 15 minutes) would really help me get control and refresh my day!
I then started equating all of this to the "weeds" growing literally and figuratively in my life. Had I spent a little bit of time pulling and more importantly trying to prevent them from growing, I wouldn't have needed the stern reminder that they were out of control.
Well needless to say, the hubs and I spent several hours literally pulling weeds out of the front yard and spraying to prevent them. And I am working to daily spend time with God studying the word and working to prevent the weeds of doubt and fear and crazy from wreaking havoc in my life.
So if you still read this, please don't hesitate to encourage me! How do you all study and read through the Bible? This is an area that I have struggled with all my life. I think about where to start or how to really focus on what I am reading and then I get into the cycle "oh it is such a big endeavor,"get overwhelmed and then just stop trying.
So let's all go start pulling our spiritual weeds!
Well and maybe I should go and pull those physical weeds as well?