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One thing at a time -Part 1

When I was younger, I could multi-task really well.  Now I just task, forget the multi.  Life is hard on my brain.  At times, I’m not sure if I’m zigging or zagging.  I can’t do more than one thing at a time. In this season of my life, I am learning to focus on one thing at time.  That doesn’t mean my Momma filter is off and I don’t carpool, make lunches, wash towels, or attend games.  It means that I have to allow myself enough band width to do things right,in order, and thoroughly.  In order to accomplish goals or task, it has to be one thing at a time for me.

Others can do multiple things at a once, I can not.  When I went back to College to finish my degree, I had to omit my small groups.  I needed those mornings devoted to school work and studying.  When I finished school, I focused on house hunting.  When I finished house hunting, I focused on my oldest Senior year.  After school started for all three girls, I started a home based business (a Saturday side hustle).  In order to be at my best, I have to start focusing on doing one thing at a time in a spirit of excellence without hurry.  Instead of my norm, which is doing many things at once in a spirit of mediocrity or chaos.

I have so many people telling me what I should or shouldn’t be doing.  Everyone has an idea of what my life should look like or how many things I can get done by Friday.  Well guess what, after processing a bunch of junk and mediocre jobs done.  I’ve decided to do one thing at time.  I want to slow down, breath, and trust more.  I want to trust Gods timing, his plan, and will for me.  If he ask me to do something, I want to do it his way and in his strength.

Life is a bottomless pit trying to impress people with how busy I am doing nothing.  Meaningless rushing to nowhere.  It’s time to stop and smell the roses or dry weeds rather in my yard. It’s time for me to watch my youngest ruin my counter with slime.  It’s time for me to let my middle child practice caking make up on my face.  It’s time for me to enjoy what God is doing in me.  And it’s time for me to do one thing at a time, while processing this pilgrimage called Life.  One thing at a time………..


Dear Lord,

Help us all to do one thing at a time.  Help us to do things according to your will and plan.  Help us to do what you desire of us in a meaningful way.  Help us to stop rushing into nothingness and things that won’t prosper us or our families.  Show me ways to slow down, enjoy life, and be a good servant to you.  Help me to do things with excellence and grace.  In Jesus name.  Amen.


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