It is February now and I realized, I had not finish this page. I knew that as easy as simplify sounds to sound, it is very hard for me. I think it is because I realize that I have to let go something. Letting go is one of the hardest things for me to do. I am what you call an organized packrat. I organize all my stuff so I can find it when I need it. But I do have a lot. My biggest enemy is me and my ADD. I have had Attention Deficit Disorder all my life. I just did not know it. I am also a perfectionist and is gets in the way of the things I have to do. My mind wants to do it just right, but my ADD and time get in the way. So when I have to go through things, I get flustered and then, put things back int the box.
I have several collections of things and I have a webpage called Collections. One of the things I like is boxes with sayings and then those boxes get filled. So my goal this year is to go through all my boxes and really organize what I want and then let go of the excess. Lord I need your help!
Another word that goes with all this is prioritize. I have to decide what is most important and do that first. I started reading the Bible through the year in Chronological order and I am doing well in that. I am a group that keeps me accountable.
Maybe I need to make a schedule to do certain things each day, but again, my ADD gets in the way. I need to make a better effort. But I won't give up!
I Googled Simplify and Bible and one of my favorite verses came up. "One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:4 (NIV)"
The article went on to ask what is in the way of spending time with the Lord. What can be simplified to make time to spen with him. Makes me think of my dual personality of Mary/Martha.
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42 (NIV)
I get in the way of me. My emotions get in the way. They get in my head and sometimes rob me of my joy. Instead of focusing on the Lord, I am letting my emotions get the best of me. I have to tell myself over and over to let go and let God. It is so hard to do!!! But I won't give up!
"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus Philippians 3:12-14"
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. Hebrews 12:1,2"
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6"
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