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Fixing My Gaze


I’m distracted and tired.  I am over-committed.  Our house is a mess.  I have one of the longest to-do lists I’ve ever had.   We have more than our usual amount of extra activities on the calendar.  We only have five weeks left in our homeschool year and much more I still need to teach.    I am beginning to feel overwhelmed.  That is not a good feeling.

I talk to my Father about it all.  I ask Him for wisdom.  I ask Him for peace. I ask Him for help.   He answers me.  Proverbs 4:25,  “Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.”

Looking straight ahead I see overload.  What is in front of me that I’m gazing at is simply too much for me hand handle.  I need a new plan of action.

This means I’ll have to say “no” to some activities, and saying “no” is very hard for me.  I’ll have to make two new to-do-lists, one of only priorities, and one to-do-someday.  We will take a few days off from our school work next week so I can get that priority list taken care of and get the house in better order.  This will add another week to our school year, but we’re homeschoolers, so it’s ok to do that.   It’s not going to be easy or fun, but I know it will be what is best.

How do you handle overload?  I am open to suggestions.

betty jo