Six of One, Half Dozen of Another

Posted by on Sep 9, 2009 in Blog Posts | 1 comment

“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. – 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (ESV)

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)

Did you see the title for today? Lord, help me! If I have heard that comment six times, I have heard it a half dozen more, and then some, from my sweet father-in-law! I love it. It is a suitable saying for sure, today, as I regard my recent situation!

Did you read yesterday’s post? Well, after Rob came home from work, I was in full-blown meltdown mode! Anybody else relating? I spent the better part of yesterday doing something I truly believe God has asked of me, yet for the life of me, I struggle to do for His glory! I get so bogged down in the details of it all. Between my raising and my gifts of the Spirit, it’s no wonder. This is a good thing, but I am so behind on my life…I have to put my extended family and friends on a notepad to remind me to call, email, or Facebook “poke” them when I have a break in life! I am going nonstop! Housework, exercise, and even productive quiet times are so…not scheduled and undone! I am crazy sick over it!

Anywho, I had to run it by my man…my angst over this newest situation. Before that, I had posted a status update on Facebook that basically said, “I’m struggling with doubt over doing something I think God is asking of me because it’s just toooooooooo hard, y’all!” (Hear me whine!) I made references to reinventing the wheel. An FB friend (Facebook friend) and I swapped some email information over the situation and I felt so encouraged afterward.

In the meantime, when I shared all this with Rob and before I had heard back from my friend, he gave me his input.

I was not thrilled.

Here goes:

“It’s just like every other fall we have ever had since we’ve been married.”

(Crickets chirp in the background as I stare at him.) Click back there for your listening and viewing pleasure.

In other words, to him, this fall was just like any other! What? You mean it was, “six of one, and half dozen of another?” The agony! No matter what has happened, nor the circumstances that make a fall season in this house, fall is just hectic around here. I’m needing some sense of order.

Hear my prayer: Lord, you spoke order from chaos when You created the world. Would You please speak some order over this feeling of chaos I have? You are a good and faithful God. You do not change. I thank You! Create in me a sense of peace over Your calling for me. Give me a God-confidence to do these things You’ve called me to do as wife, mom, daughter, sister, teacher, friend, and writer. Apart from You, I can do nothing. Fill me with Your Spirit daily as I walk the path You have chosen for me from the foundation of the world. God, may I bring You glory and cause You to be my proud Abba, Father!

So, coming ahead this weekend is a weekend I intend to catch up on necessary things. I also plan to simplify some things. Rob graciously reminded me of this “cute girl” who has a blog and who recently wrote a series on “Simplifying”. Guess what I need to do is to go back and review what I wrote and incorporate what God had shared with me then, now?

One Comment

  1. Oh Amy, I so hear you. Rob’s steady, calm comment reminds me of Joe. Years ago we moved from Chicago to Seattle in the early summer. By the next spring my calendar was so crowded I needed two to keep up with the many tracks of my life. I was stressed. My family was suffering. My household was echoing with the chaos of my own disability to manage my priorities. I complained (spell that w-h-i-n-e-d) to Joe . . . who said, “Well, kiddo, you’ll have to learn to say no. We can’t afford to move again because your calendar is out of control.” Generation unto generation . . .

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