Thursday, July 21, 2011

Momma's under the table again!

Uh, yeah.  This pretty much describes how I felt today.  Let me set the stage.

We came home from running errands this afternoon to find "it" had arrived.  "It" was the giant box of curriculum I had recently ordered and had been waiting expectantly for all week.  I was like a kid on Christmas morning!   Tearing into the box, I eagerly began organizing everything into piles for each kid.  The piles kept growing...and growing...and growing.  Before long, my prior elation turned to dread and I had a sudden overwhelming urge to curl up and take a nap...or sit in the fetal position under the table.

With one in high school, one in Jr. high and two in elementary this is going to be a challenging year.  Keeping everything straight, everyone on track and my sanity somewhat in tact is going to take every single ounce of strength I possess...and then some. 

Truth is if it were totally dependant on me, we'd be in a world of hurt.  Thankfully I'm not in this alone.
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.  2 Corinthians 12:9-10
I can boast in nothing except my need for Christ.  It is through His strength I am able to tackle planning an entire year of homeschooling for four kids.  It is through His strength I am able to devote myself daily to teaching and training them in the way they should go.  It is through His strength I am able to maintain a (relatively) peaceful environment and keep our home running (somewhat) smoothly.

So while I may feel like curling up in a ball under the table, I'm headed back in to face those piles.  I will be faithful in what He's called me to...the rest is up to Him.

1 comment:

  1. Being faithful in what HE has called you to do. That's the key!

    Oh, how many times have I tried to be 'faithful' in areas I had no business 'being'. So glad HE is gracious and patient, too!!!


I love to hear from you! Thanks for taking the time to let me know you're reading! Leave me a link and I'll visit you.

Enjoy this post? Check these out.

Related Posts with Thumbnails