by Josephine-Anne Griffiths
'O Lord , I have come to you for protection; don’t let me be disgraced. Save me, for you do what is right. Turn your ear to listen to me; rescue me quickly. Be my rock of protection, a fortress where I will be safe. I entrust my spirit into your hand. Rescue me, Lord , for you are a faithful God.'
~ Psalms 31:1-2, 5 NLT
Issues with mental health tend to run in my family. I don't know why. However, this does not define who I am ... I am one of God's precious children, as we all are.
There are many troubled people in this world with various problems, but when I remember ... 'although many things are impossible for man, they are never impossible for Our Lord Jesus Christ' ... I feel so much better.
I love to become involved with lots of people, activities, and things, but at the end of the day, week, or month I seem to have accomplished nothing. God has given us all gifts, and besides loving to read and write, I know He's given me capacity to create something beautiful, to share with others, and to love others the same way I want to be loved and treated.
What about you? Do you waste time?
So, what is the solution?
Simple ... ONE THING AT A TIME, WITH PATIENCE!
I apologise for the bunch of capital letters, but I've just had an epiphany 😃
I have been threatening to empty out my email inbox for ages. Well, that is just about to happen. I have so many unnecessary emails coming in that I'm missing the important ones. I spend way too much time on Facebook ... hmm, I'll work on that soon 😉 My calendar is full with medical appointments, funerals (I have two to attend this week), oh and I mustn't forget my elderly parents ... they need care, love, and kindness as well. And regarding my beautiful parents, I wouldn't have it any other way.
Then there is the challenge of trying to think and write with chronic pain. My osteo and rheumatoid has flared up badly, making concentrating on anything tiresome ... but I am certain many of you can relate to this. My wonderful husband has offered to purchase the latest version of Dragon software for me. He's such a sweetie (most of the time), but then I suppose I'll have yet another thing to learn (laughing to myself).
Yes, one at a time, that's definitely the way. I won't be able to cast aside all my bad habits in the flap of a bird's wing, but with God's help I shall gradually eliminate most dreaded distractions. I will get a handle on this.
And, I will continue to write and read (just try stopping me), but perhaps I'll practice a wee bit more mindfulness while doing so. When I begin my day (around 6.00am) with Jesus, I find my day pans out far better than when I just kind of fit Him in somewhere later in the day. I need to remember that He has my back no matter what.
'Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things. Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another—or maybe both.'
~ Ecclesiastes 11:5-6 NLT
How about you? Do you get distracted? Do you put your fingers in too many pies (just like me)?
I'd love to hear what you think. Please leave a comment ... it'll make me feel better if I believe I'm not on this uncertain, and sometimes terrifying journey alone. God bless 💞