Monday, February 4, 2013
They tie up heavy loads and put them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. Matthew 23:4
After helping me give up my civilian rights for service of a solider, God revealed clarity to the attitude I had. I had unexpected expectation for my free time in December. I had three major events to plan and several to attend. I wanted to keep our traditions right? I wanted to make it another perfect Christmas for Kat. All this was wrong thinking.
I had to let go and lighten up. I did so at first with a bad attitude. I prayed up on Kat’s birthday part so and thankfully how well that went.
With this revelation, God enabled me to let go of a lot of my projects. He even moved me to a point to drop several of these projects completely, not just postpone them. Most of these projects were crafty things or handmade Christmas gifts. I mean really, December is not a time to do these things – yet it was my only free time in nine months, so I grasped for the wrong thing.
God moved my mind back to simplify. I want to simplify, not add to the things I do. If I fill my time with my things, I leave no room to do the things God has for me.