Do you ever feel like you need a time-out?
I have watched my son while playing basketball lift up his hands in the classic 'T' sign signaling to the ref that he wants a time-out? Challenges at work, challenges at home, challenges with family, obstacles to the left and to the right and I very well feel as though I need a time-out. I need a vacation but I don’t have the time or the money to take one. I need a break, I need a live in housekeeper to take care of the family but it’s the real world where I live and that is not going to happen. So what do I do? Where do I turn? Do I just try to maintain my dignity and go down with the ship? Do I just keep that stiff upper lip and keep on keeping on? I keep signaling for a time-out but no one sees.
I know I am definitely on the road to a full blown pity party! I have a choice: I can stay at this party all day and wallow in self-despair or I can choose to perk up my mood my literally counting my blessings! God has been so good to my family. We are all healthy. Charlie & I both have good jobs. God has let me have a work in his church. My children are intelligent, talented, compassionate, and above all else healthy. God gives me joy and peace; my pity parties only leave me feeling hopeless and dissatisfied. When I feel like no one is listening to me or seeing my 'signals' I have to remind myself that God is always listening and usually I find that I haven't been talking to him.
Okay I've taken a few minutes to vent to my on-line friends. Now, rather than wallow in self-pity, I am going to take a few minutes to talk to God and remember to listen for what he has to say to me!
God Bless You All!