I don’t know about you, but for me, the past few weeks have been anything but the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
There’s just too much going on.
My calendar is slam-packed.
My hubby’s calendar is slam-packed.
In the past 11 days, we’ve had ONE–count it–ONE family dinner together, just the four of us.
The hustle & bustle of the normal holiday season has turned into chaos and craziness, leaving little time for family, friends, and basic responsibilities. (Yes, that’s me admitting that there are currently three loads of laundry waiting to be folded and a kitchen sink full of dishes.)
Yes, I need to slow down. Yes, I need to learn to say no. Yes, I need to lighten my load.
But it’s impossible for me to lighten the load right now, so I’m feeling mighty burnt out instead of mighty full of the joy of the season.
I recently wrote a post on hearing the voice of God, and He’s made it perfectly clear that even in the chaos of life right now, I need to pay attention to how I’m handling it.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17
No matter how much hustle or how much bustle I’m dealing with, I’m to do everything in the name of the Lord. Everything.
So I smile (although my smile might be a little weary) and I remember with great joy that there would be no Christmas season without the birth of our blessed Savior.
I will make hustle and bustle, chaos and craziness a blessing to myself, my family, and those around me in the name of the Lord.
Every moment is an opportunity to act and react to my circumstances in the name of the Lord with thanksgiving in my heart.
Share with me: What’s your favorite Christmas carol? (Fact: Carols are songs that relay the news of the birth of Christ, while songs are simply about the Christmas season.)