Recently while watching an episode of "Mindless Chatter", there was a statement made that hit me right between the eyes.  #2 son and his family are moving and I am neck deep in packing and getting a house ready to sale.  That on top of my day to day busyness has me struggling to keep focused ~to the point that I am not  sleeping.  It is not that I am not tired---most days I am exhausted, but that I cannot seem to turn my mind off.  I come from a long line of list makers and currently even when I have that physical list on my trusty yellow pad--I cannot stop from going over my mental lists.  There is a lot going on--and though I enjoy a project--I begin to struggle when I start obsessing.  

Projects keep me going---I always need a purpose.  What I do not enjoy is becoming so immersed in the details that I forget to look for the BIG PICTURE.  I am a firm believer in there are no surprises for God when it comes to the smallest of details in our lives.  He is always present---always in the midst of all that happens.  The problem comes when we stop looking for God and pondering what He is showing us or teaching us--His purpose at the moment.  When we get so mired down obsessing over the details---we fail to pause and look for His presence.  Is there anything in life--that God cannot be in the midst of?   Time for a coffee break and a moment to pause and forget the list--forget the details and look for God.  He is ALWAYS here---we just have to look for Him.

"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
for to you I entrust my life"
Psalm 143:8


  1. The intentional pauses we take to focus on God and realize He is right there with us in the midst of whatever chaotic times we encounter, that is the best thing we can do. Thanks so much for this reminder!

    1. We can become mired down if we do not pause---and remember.
      Blessings, Martha!


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