“She also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her maidservants. She considers a field and buys it; From her profits she plants a vineyard. She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms.” Proverbs 31 15-17
I want to be that woman.
I want to be the woman who rises before the sun does, and who has puts aside a few quiet moments with my King, and reflects in His word before the day begins.
I want to be the woman who makes every moment of every day count. Really count.
On those few days when I overcome the eyes that feel like cotton, the fog in my head, and a body that just wants to sleep for days, I accomplish so much. Those are the days when I can pound out a chore list that is 4 feet long, choreograph a dance that keeps the Littles entertained and learning while helping the Middles and Bigs hurdle forward with their schoolwork, manage frustrations with a smile, and remember to take the time and enjoy my children.
Those are the days that I want to fill my weeks, months, and years with. Those are the days I want to fill my children’s lives with. Those are the days I want to bless my husband with.
Sadly, far too often the reality sees me getting up with just minutes to make my bed, grab a cup of coffee, and get the kids up and ready for Bible study.
I cannot tell you just how much I dislike the days when we do not start on time. From the moment my feet hit the floor I am playing catch-up. All. Day. Long. Everything is in a rush, everything is go-go-go, and breaks are almost non-existent.
Who has the power to fix this? Me. Why don’t I? I really don’t know.
What comes next? Me making better choices. That is the only answer. I have to make the choice to set my alarm and rise when it goes off. I have to choose to put God first in my day. I have to choose to get up and take some time to focus on God before I get my day with the kids going.
Will it be easy? *sigh* No. Will it be worth it? I can answer that with a resounding, “Yes!”. I have heard that the more you drag yourself out of bed in the mornings the easier it gets. I can only hope so! *grin*
Anyone else face this, or are you all people who have no problems rising early?
Always in God’s mighty hands.
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