The past three weeks of my life have been spent listening to children giggle, cleaning up paint spills, and planning activities for extremely active preschoolers. While summer camp has gone well, my house, menu planning, blogging, and other tasks have been neglected. And then for the past week or so, I have been under the weather and exhausted.
How can I ever get ahead? We have boxes that have been unpacked yet since we arrived at our apartment in October. Our trunk is not unpacked from our recent, awesome vacation to Disney. The washing machine should be running around the clock, and clothes need to be put away.
Thankfully, I am reading a book that focuses on helping believers to be more present in the moment. I am challenged to be present with children rather than half-way playing with them while planning which activity comes next. I want to pay attention to each e-mail reply that I write rather than slapping together a response while I multitask. And my cell phone should be put away more when I am interacting with others, especially Adam.
James 4:17 says, “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.” Oh, how much I sin when I let each day go by without proactively changing to make the most of each moment. If I want things to be different, than I must change.
I do not have all the solutions for my crowded, busy life. Yet, I write out of an awareness of where I am right now. As I wake up out of denial, I know many choices are ahead of me. Will I choose to be present in the moment, or will I stay on the hamster wheel?
Can anyone out there relate? Anyone besides me trying to figure out how to juggle a lot all at once?