Sometimes in our hectic lives we get so busy that we are on track for a catastrophe in our lives. Now, when I say catastrophe I mean something terrible that happens to us that we are just thrown into the depths of despair. One man's/woman's catastrophe may be anther's small trial. But to the one going through it - it is a catastrophe. No Judging!!!
I had this happen this week. I have had it happen in the past and I get my life under control and then without paying attention my life gets crazy and out of control again, and it seems like the only way to get me focused again if for God to allow another catastrophe in my life.
I get so overwhelmed that I don't think straight anymore, I suffer, my husband suffers, my children suffer, etc. I'm going in ten different directions - somethings I enjoy doing, some I don't, some I am doing because it is my job, others because they need to get done and no one else can or will do them. Whatever the thing is, I'm doing it because I am a doer and I am good at it - but not all at once.
When I get this way I inevitably do something stupid that sends my world spiraling. And that happened Friday - I won't go into details (the wound is still fresh) but it caused a horrible weekend and my husband needing to step in and put a stop to all this craziness in my life. I had to tell people "no" not something I am good at, I had accept my limitations - again, not something I am good at, and I had to re-evaluate what is most important in my life and prioritize those things and walk away from the rest.
Now I look back and even though I still want to cry about it and I'm sure my husband does too. I can see that the Lord allowed it, because we needed to deal with some things in our lives. We have both been overwhelmed lately and we needed to focus on each other a little bit more. We have had some good ol' shouting matches and some good heart felt discussions since then and we will get past this little episode and move on. That is how God works sometimes in our lives.
God Bless You