• February 14, 2016 /  Uncategorized

     

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    “One thing at a time and that done well is a very good rule as many can tell.”
    I heard that quote once somewhere and thought it was pretty cool, even spot on.
    But reality and reputation say us woman are multi-taskers and duel-doers.
    We balance, finagle, and off-set.
    We get up and get ‘er done.
    Kid on hip, phone pressed to ear, spatula in hand, all the while silently mouthing threats to our teenager. Yep, that’s us, girls.
    It’s not all bad. I think with so much going on and so much to keep up with…
    our womanly graces kick in, and we just do, do, do….all at once, if necessary.
    And often it’s necessary.

    Tiny problem, though, maybe big problem, all this simultaneous tasking has carried over into my thought life.
    I find it difficult to think on just one problem, now I have to think on eight.
    Eight problems all at once like individual ingredients in my mind, with directions that say mix together,  stir continually, bring to a boil.
    Maybe it’s because living a life of multi-tasking on the outside leads to a life of multi-tasking on the inside.

    So how to remedy my wandering mind that wants to fill up with the problems of today and the decisions for tomorrow?
    Well, it ain’t easy since I have been well  trained by my own instincts, worldly expectations, and a pressing schedule to juggle and balance. All at once.

    But I have been around long enough to know that if I throw too many balls in the air, they will end up coming down, and it’s likely one of them is gonna bonk me on the head.
    Likewise, if I have too many thoughts floating through my brain at once, some are are going to end up bumping together and probably cause a mental crash.

    I like the Bible verse that says, “For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.” 1 Corinthians 14:33
    That verse does not say anything about multi-tasking but it does address order.
    The dictionary definition of order is to organize, to arrange, to sort out.
    To lay out, classify, systemize.
    Sounds like I could use some order in my thought life.
    And it seems like adding some order to my thought life will bring me peace.

    God is so good. Along with His own Word, He uses all kinds of daily life stuff, like a quote read years ago, to speak to me just when I need it.
    A simple little diddy to help me put into practice a Spiritual concept.
    Orderliness.
    One thing at a time.
    One thought at a time.
    One drama at a time.

    “One thing at a time and that done well is a very good rule as many can tell.”

     

     

    Posted by kimbwaterman @ 10:33 pm

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