A Season for Everything

Monday, April 29, 2013

Curled up on the couch, t.v. on, pizza on the way, my mind vegetating, not wanting to move a muscle... this has been me lately. Don't worry I am not dying or depressed... I am just pregnant; in my 1st trimester.

This is usually not me... of course I LOVE to chill with my family and relax, but not all day long!!

Seriously, lately I would be happy to sit on the couch, watch t.v., peruse through pinterest, or sleep the whole day through, and I have gotten pretty good at it too! Even now I am in bed composing this.

I have felt kind of guilty letting the kids fend for themselves pretty much, they have to help themselves to cereal for breakfast ..gasp... and( don't judge me) Dora and Diego and Phineas and Ferb have become my favorite babysitters.. their poor little minds!  Yes, I have managed to force myself to get food on the table, keep the house from looking like a war zone and home school my children, but besides that I have been off duty.

Thank God for my sympathetic husband who has been an accomplice to getting me my salty, junk food food cravings and not making me feel guilty for sleeping all hours of the day and for my children who are so good at entertaining themselves and ignoring my moodiness.

I  have been feeling so unproductive though. I am not really DOING that much besides surviving. But I have come to realize that I am being productive.  Though I might not be keeping my house up to Martha Stewart standards,  tackling a new project or running a marathon... I am growing a new life inside of me... and that is very productive!!

There is a lie going around in our culture that we have to be doing, doing, doing... going, going, going. I love doing things and I love going places, I love being productive with my time, but its okay to relax and enjoy seasons of rest. I am not condoning being lazy and unmotivated I just know that in this season of my life right now God is giving me permission to rest, he wants me to be obedient to my changing body.

 Organizing my school room, cleaning out the fridge, planting a garden, can all wait... at least for a while. This precious little life inside me needs me to rest so he/she can grow healthy and strong and obviously needs all the fatty foods I am transferring.

Soon enough I will start to wake up and actually feel like getting out of bed, making a nice breakfast for my family, and putting on something besides my stretchy pants. I will be in nesting mode ridding the house of dust bunnies and cleaning every little crevice, making sure everything is in its proper place but until then I will try my hardest not to feel bad if I don't care about the piles of laundry in my bedroom waiting to be folded and the ring around the bathtub.  This is just a season... and I am going to embrace it.

What kind of season are you in?

 Is it a busy season of serving and giving, a creative season of making and doing, a rich season of growing in God's word and hearing his voice, a dry season of waiting and crying out to him, a peaceful and joyful season of enjoying God's goodness and grace, a difficult season of hardship and trials, or a season of rest and reflection???

Whatever season you are in..embrace it.. embrace what God wants you to learn and grow in. Ask him what he wants to teach you through this time in your life. Don't compare your season to someone else's... we are all in different places in our life. We can not expect to all be in the same place, learning or doing the same things. Don't feel bad if your season doesn't look like someone else's. But make sure you are right where God wants you to be. If you are not, ask him to help you surrender to His will. In His will is the best place to be!

1 comment:

  1. I loved this. This is so applicable. Thank you for your encouragement to embrace the season that God has given to each of us. I loved reading about your 1st trimester tiredness, and your peace in letting your kids make breakfast and play on their own. I remember that! It is a sweet memory, too. Enjoy your rest in the Lord, and I will enjoy mine!!! There is a season for everything:)

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