At this point I start to analyze all the things I didn’t do this summer. I didn’t read that stack of books I planned to devour. I didn’t keep my garden weeded and now some plants are under producing. I didn’t invite over all those families I had hoped to, on and on.
I am also starting to realize I have not prepped well for the upcoming school year. Only a week away and I have only bought a few spiral notebooks. I am spoiled; my twenty year old daughter does most of my scheduling, because she loves that sort of thing. Still, now I feel ill prepared.
Looking backwards, I am a failure. Looking forward, I am a failure.
BUT, today is a gift from the Lord. The heavy weight of yesterday and tomorrow can be thrown off by renewing my strength today. My strength lies with the Lord. Reliving yesterday steals today’s joy. Worrying about tomorrow makes today anemic. The Lord is here, right now, right where I am. He can forgive my mistakes and He can give me vision for tomorrow, but His strength is for today!
Yes, I still need to prep for the school year, but I am not weighed down by the whole year, rather I am empowered by the vision of teaching my children and shaping them for the future. The tasks are not as burdensome when I can envision why they are needed.
Yahoo! School starts in one week.