"Failure is whenever I neglect what I want MOST for what I want RIGHT NOW."
What I want most is to....go deeper with the Lord.
What I want right now is to....sleep just 15 minutes more.
What I want most is to....lighten up and enjoy my kids more.
What I want right now is to...get those kids in bed so I can have some ME time!
What I want most is to....lose weight and eat healthy.
What I want right now is to....watch TV and go through the drive thru because I'm tired and I work too!
This list could go on and on couldn't it? Day 2 has been just as difficult. The lack of caffeine has made me VERY tired and my brain fuzzy. However, last night I already saw results. My prayer for the past 2 days has been for my relationship with my 13 year old, Jacob. It's very stressful and not very enjoyable right now. We had a difficult evening and had to lay down some consequences that he did not like. Lately, I have been "checking out" at times when it comes to facing issues. Instead of retreating to my room I walked downtstairs, told him how much I loved him, how proud I am of him, and that we are here to walk through this time with him. We may not be popular but we are willing to take that chance. Tonight we have had such a good night. It's amazing. Soon we get to sit down and watch American Idol-can't wait!
Tomorrow I want to take more time to get away and pray instead of just praying for the Lord to get me through this fast! I'm already running out of prepared food and it's only day 2-Ha!
"But Jesus often withdrew to a lonely place and prayed."
What would you put on your "what I want most for what I want right now list"? I would love to hear it.