Have you ever buttoned your shirt wrong?
You buttoned all the buttons and it seemed like you did everything you were supposed to do, but then you looked in the mirror and realized you were just one button off?
It’s frustrating isn’t it? All that work with no gain. So much time could have been saved if you’d started with the first button.
Motherhood can feel like that can’t it? Some days, weeks, months you just feel “off.” everything seems harder and no matter what you do, how much you work, you just can’t seem to get it right.
We need to make sure our top button is buttoned.
“Enough with the analogies, Kat! What in the world are you talking about?”
I’m talking about how we need to keep first things first.
If we’re not starting at the top, everything is going to stay off track no matter how hard we try.
On a daily basis, that means starting each morning with our hearts and eyes on God. It doesn’t have to be an hour. It can be 5 minutes. But we need to talk to the coach before we enter the game or we’re liable to run in all the wrong directions.
When we feel overwhelmed, stressed, weary, we only have one thing we need to do. We just need to make sure our top button is buttoned.
So in seasons of craziness, we need to step back and make sure to spend quality time with Jesus; reading, praying, worshipping, listening.
Because if things aren’t right there, they’re not going to be right anywhere.
The rest of my world could fall apart, but if I’m resting in His presence and following His lead, I’m peaceful and confident that the things I’m doing are the things that I’m SUPPOSED to be doing.
(If you’re participating in the MYM Challenge, Michelle and I are working very hard to get everything in order for all 860+ of you. We’ll send out an email in the next day or so with all the details.)Leave a Comment