Most of last week was spent “getting organised”. This entailed:
- making goals – and writing them down!;
- getting diaries ready for use;
- updating birthday calendars (in three places);
- putting up calendars;
- creating ‘To Do’ lists;
- creating budgets;
- creating income forecasts;
- creating teaching schedules;
- making lesson plans;
- planning meals;
- planning groceries; and
- planning time.
By the end of the week, not only was I exhausted, I was utterly overwhelmed. There is so much to achieve, so much to be done, so many non-negotiables – and so very little time!
I went to bed on Thursday night sad, despondent, and actually feeling sick. Prov. 17:22 says,
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
On Friday morning I went for a run, then I prayed. I prayed about the year ahead and cried out in desperation to my Lord, asking how I could ever juggle all of this STUFF in my life.
Within moments I was flooded with peace. I had a deep assurance that since I have to do all this stuff, I can do it. It can be done, and by God’s limitless grace, it can be done by me. Yes, I can’t do it – alone! But Phil. 4:13 reminds me that
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.