Wellspring

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23

Who’s On First, What’s On Second and I Don’t Know’s on Third

on June 27, 2013

Are you familiar with the famous Abbott and Costello routine? It’s all about confusion. They are both talking about the same thing, but neither one understands why the other has no idea what the other is saying. They both think they are communicating clearly, but it ends up being a big misunderstanding with lots of frustrating moments. It’s very funny to watch. It’s also a lot like my life at times. Yes?

Where you were going is not where you end up.

Can you relate?

You tell your kids, spouse, co-workers, or anyone else you want to add to the list, things that are important to you or important to what they are doing and they look at you like there are lobsters crawling out of your ears. What language must you be speaking? Don’t they know that what you have for them is important, because you said so?

It makes you feel, as my Aaron would say, a little “cray cray” (crazy).

All of the sudden the path you thought you were taking has been derailed. There was a miscommunication. You were directing them for good……..

Wait a minute……you…..ummm…should there be someone else first?

Where did you start?

Matthew 6:33-34 But seek first the kingdom of God and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

This is one of the verses in the Journey devotion today. The devotion is about the role we see ourselves playing on a daily basis and what sort of significance we feel. It’s illustration relates to moms, but the theme is pretty universal.

We all want to feel like we are making a difference and that what we do is important. We want to guide those we love. I believe it is easy to get caught up in our day-to-day routine and forget the big picture. I know I do. Today’s schedule and tomorrow’s schedule and what is going to happen next week consumes my life until I am like a fire deprived of oxygen. The air is sucked right out of my life.

Do you ever feel that way?

Are you ruled by schedules, check lists and the demands of things around you?

Sometimes, even though I feel drained, I’m drowning in a sea of priorities and expectations that are not mine.

Help!

Can I get an Amen my sisters?

It is at this point we should maybe re-evaluate where we are going and what we are doing.

Seek ye first sisters. 🙂

We are lucky to have each other to help us along the way. When one is down, the rest can pick her up. That way our lives don’t sound, look or feel like an Abbott and Costello skit with no direction.

And on that note, would anyone be interested in starting their mornings off seeking God together? I’m an early morning gal and would love to join anyone else who may be at McDonald’s on Tuesday mornings. I will be there at 6:30, or shortly after, because I have to be at work at 7:30. If you would like to spend a 1/2 hour on a study or devotional or a cup of coffee and a friend, that can start at 6:45. Let me know if you’d like to start your Tuesdays this way. I think it could be a fun treat – at least for the summer and maybe into the school year.

Hugs and Blessings,
Elizabeth

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