I am not the kind of person who is used to doing a lot at a time. I do like to keep busy, but the busyness is often kept to a manageable pace. However, manageable pace is not how I would describe this season in my life. For example, it is almost 1 a.m. and I am wide awake. My brain seems to be going at a 100 mph lately figuring what I have done and what still needs to be done.
Aside from my continuing education on patience, time management has also been added to this curriculum. Currently, I am working a part-time job, a “part-time” part-time job, taking 2 college courses, in the town’s production of Music Man and preparing to lead a Surrendering the Secret (STS) training study in a few weeks. There is hardly any time to slow down, but everything still needs to get done and everything needs to be done with intention, not haphazardly.
It seems like a lot and it may be, but how I have chosen to look at it is the Lord is blessing me with opportunities to grow. Each individual task speaks to me in its own unique way. My jobs speak to the head household in me. The college courses are leading to the career in nursing I have always wanted. The Music Man production speaks to the theater lover in me. While finally, beginning to lead STS again draws me back to the calling on my heart. And all of these combined, are helping me grow as a successful, well-rounded, woman.
Success and being well-rounded have always been a desire of mine. There was a time I wished to be on a path to something greater than I could imagine for myself; and today the Lord is reminding that coveted road is a road I have been on all along. Where I have been has prepared for me this season and this current season is preparing for what is to come. Yet, I am also reminded that even though things might be going 100 mph, I need to stop, gas up and rest often so the joy of the trip is not lost by the rush to get to the destination.