Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Time, Where Do You Go?

(view outside my kitchen window.....busy hubby!)

I stay so frustrated lately! I don't seem to have enough time to write a decent blog post any more! I make myself come and get my Sunday school lesson together and make out a study guide for the ladies to go with it but then I feel guilty if I stay and try to write a blog! I miss writing!

Things are pretty hectic around the house these past weeks as we are doing some remodeling. For any of you who have remodeled while living in the house at the same time I'm sure you can identify. Even though the remodeling work is all on the outside, somehow it pushes its way inside the house too! Tools, scraps of lumber and insulation, sawdust, all kinds of this and that. Just everything out of the ordinary lately it seems!

Am I such a creature of habit that I can not function when my days are not ordinary anymore? Instead of shrinking from change I wish I could more readily reach out and embrace it! I know that when the finished product comes to light I will be glad. Until then, I will just be waiting!

I must keep thinking of the verse I'm "meditating" on the last two weeks of the month of May. It's from Ephesians 4: 23: "And be renewed in the spirit of your mind." I want to have the "mind of Christ" but I seriously doubt that I do right now!

As for the present, I must just continue to put one foot in front of the other and walk in the way that I know is right. Better days are around the corner. I just know it!



Karin said...

Just dropped in to catch up on reading previous posts! Have fun remodeling! Loved those Roses and Irises! Beautiful!!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I'm walking it through with foot in front of the other until I push through to a bit a calm. In the meantime, I'm learning a great deal about patience and trust.

Please post before/after pictures of the project.


Cindy said...

One of our remodeling ventures left me without a kitchen for 3 months, and I had two children under five. I still have nightmares about remodeling, lol!

I haven't been able to blog either, with only three days left before my daughter's wedding, there hasn't been time!

Hope the remodeling goes quickly!

Debra said...

I too seem to resisit change the older I get and like you, I wish I was not that way.

I've not blogged too much lately myself, all this livin' going on around me, it's hard to stop and write.

Blessings on your remodeling and "hangest thou in there"!

Yolanda said...

Keep clinging, Miss Marilyn, is my word of encouragement to you, as I feel the same in my "current" as well. One of my 2010 Scripture's is Psalm 5:3, and I am waiting in expectation.

Love YOU!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this I am going thru some difficult times and this was such a comfort. I pray that you will continue to be a blessing to others as you have been to me.


Martha said...

Hang in there, Marilyn. Nothing is more stressful than remodeling of any kind. I imagine it places lots of extra work on you inside as well. You probably cannot sit down and blog until all your "real" work is done. This may be Satan's way of keeping you from God - or it may be that your mind is not free to be creative with all the extra activity around you. I will pray for you to be able to focus on what is truly important - but don't be too hard on yourself, God is not. I know He is pleased with your heart.

Love and admiration,


Patsy said...

Marilyn, you also have a husband home all time now and it does make a difference.

De'on said...

You should not feel guilty for writing a blog! That's how the devil works on us. We think if we are enjoying something that is for "us" then we are doing something wrong! Well, your blog is for you, your readers and HIM! And Marilyn, He gave you that talent, so don't ignore it!

Also, I think as we become mature Christians, Satan doesn't get to us through the things that are of the world, but through our anxiety (like are we spending all our time working for him?). I went through this on moving on from recovery. But when I got shed of that guilt of leaving something behind, I got rid of it! God calls us in different ways and for different times and seasons of our life. Your Bible study and Sunday school lesson is important, but maybe He even is ready to move someone else up and into that position?? Who knows, but I do know this, He loves you and wants you to love your work. If you love writing, write. What if Paul and John had missed that opportunity?

As far as the remodeling, I've lived with it for over 6 years, so I don't know what we do about that one??

Good post!

Peggy said...

We have been in the remodeling process for a long time now and it does get to be very frustrating; especially when it is stop and go
and mostly stop. You put everything into perspective in a humorous way . Thanks for making me
smile today.

Your Friend,