February 6, 2015
I am tired right now and really just want to go to bed. I want to ask God to give me words and help me complete this one supernaturally by the power of the Holy Spirit. When I was writing this blog out, I even put January 6th instead of February 6th. So let's see what God does...
I am saying this for our own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord. 1 Corinthians 7:35
I am a multitasker. I always have been. I take on many projects, and love the feeling of completing them all. I cannot stand when I have to quit before I am finished. Or I should say, I cannot stand when I have to quit a task before completing it. It is possible to finish something before it is complete. Okay, maybe they mean the same thing, and I am just getting too deep. But I digress...
I take on many projects because I like to finish the jobs quickly. I like completing tasks. The first time I tackled a list one thing at a time instead of doing 2-3 things a one time, I had to take many deep breaths. I notice that when I do more than I probably should, I lose my focus and I forget my main point. For example, my place of work is always busy. I get various tasks from my boss and from her boss, and her other boss, often.
I realized a while back that although I may have once been a great multitasker, I no longer am. So I create lists of important tasks to get through. Every once in a while I find myself overwhelmed and so I attempt to resort to my old ways of multitasking, trying to get through these tasks as quickly as possible.
I may begin one very large task with the intention of not doing any other tasks until I am done. Then I find myself thinking, "Well this one is really short, so I will just do this, and this one should be easy too, so let me just do this one too...then I'll start on this major project." There in lies the problem. I end up completely off task only to realize that I haven't done any of what I set out to do.
I realize that after blindly being sucked into some social media platform, or texting, or you name it, I have not only wasted a good 10-30 minutes, but I have also forgotten what I need to do. How many times do we practice this in our own lives? God gives us a task, a calling. He has given us talents and skills in order to complete what He has called us to. We may set out to do it, only to be distracted by things of this world. It can be anything. Fear, anxiety, depression, material items, money, people's opinion of you or social media.
By the time we look up, a year has passed, we come out of this cloud of distraction and wonder, What was I supposed to be doing? Where did the time go? And how on earth did I end up here? It is so important that we do our best to fix our eyes on Jesus. We each have an incredible calling and task that no one else can do quite like we can. We must fight hard to stay on the path that God has set out for us.
While often these distractions are no good, others may seem great. But we must stay in constant prayer asking God to help us stay focused on Him and the path He has for us NO MATTER What life throws our way.