Focusing My Mind

I run a big household and some days I am overwhelmingly distracted. There’s a cacophony of noise in my head, and the kids were beginning to think I’m a chronic daydreamer. They tell me, “You’re not listening, Mom.” They’re right, but I wasn’t ignoring them.

It’s the constant review of everyone’s schedule, my list of doctor calls, emails, bills, and the grocery needs, a prayer list, and sometimes medicine doses. I am responsible for the well-being my elderly parents… and this has added a lot.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Matthew 6:34  

I’m learning not to future trip. Aiming to live in the moment. Letting all the what-ifs of tomorrow wait. Focusing on today, being thankful and remembering it’s not all up to me. Definitely good counsel, from our parent-group about focusing in general.

The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8

Things must be accomplished. I have to make plans and utilize lists. Alarms on my phone help my swirling brain. Yet quieting my heart and mind will take a letting go, and allowing God to have His way.

My cheat sheet:
 1. God will guide me 
2. He remains in control 
3. He holds it all together 
4. I’m not in control – Halllelujah!

Lord, guard my life today against unnecessary activities. Help me to make wise plans, allowing You to lead. Help me stay present for all these that need me. Keep our minds stayed on You.


What a crew- plus our care-giver
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