Last week while on Facebook, I updated my status with the following information: I have a really small plate with a lot of stuff on it! Are there ever enough hours in my day? A short time later, a friend responded with this comment: I once heard someone…saying that God never gives you more to do than the time in a day will allow so if you find that you don’t have enough time to get stuff done, you probably have stuff on your list that God hasn’t intended for you to do!!
My friend’s comments only confirmed what I had been feeling for a while. My to do list is large, but there are things on it that I haven’t been called to do. Though I thought I was doing a good job of committing my day to the Lord, I wasn’t. I’m slowly learning that I should do a better job of listening for His voice and heeding His reply. This means that as I’ve shifted my priorities, I’ve had to let go of a few things here and there.
As my priorities shifted, it became clear that God had set a new path before our family and I soon recognized that I didn’t want to miss one moment of the joy and excitement! So that I can devote my time and attention to moving along the new path God has clearly set before us and seize every opportunity He presents, I’m taking an extended blogging hiatus.
Last summer, we began our homeschool journey and though it is an awesome experience for us all, the teaching, preparation, and homeschool activities we’re involved in require much more time than I ever anticipated. I’m also moving into a new area of ministry within my church, and I want to make sure I have the time and energy needed utilize my gifts there. JT and I are prayerfully considering growing our family, so we’re busy reading and praying for God’s will. Finally, I’m working on a personal project that has recently gained momentum and I’d like to take time to nurture it.
Over the past year and a half, I’ve had a wonderful time blogging! It has been my pleasure to share my observations, favorite recipes, and family stories with you. I thank you for stopping by to visit, taking time to read my posts, leaving such kind comments, and adding me to your blogrolls. Fellow bloggers have been a great source of education and inspiration to me and friendly readers have blessed me with encouraging words! I thank you all most sincerely!
I hope that I will be able to come back and post again. In the meantime, I pray that each of you will continue to get closer to God and embrace Him and the unique plan He has for your life!