Pr. 13:9: “The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.”
On my own, I’m pretty dysfunctional, at best. I’m easily distracted and love to have fun. That is why I need the guidance, wisdom, and leading of the Lord. Its imperative that I have a plan. Without a goal in mind, I am wandering aimlessly through this life with a path dimly lit.
If my goals center around worldly things such as monetary success, an HGTV-worthy house, the sexiest clothes, the most well-behaved children, or the most checks on my list, then my path is dimly lit, to be sure. I am counting on things that lead to nothing and have no eternal value. That is why I must draw my goals from the Word that promises to lead me to heaven.
I can sometimes become distracted by the dim things, but God’s ultimate goal for my life begins to speak louder and pull my focus back on His plan. So my kids didn’t go to the trendiest camp this summer. They do spend time intentional time with me daily in the Word and in prayer. Maybe they are louder than necessary a little more often than they should be, but hearing my son pretending to preach or sing worship songs at the top of his voice warms my heart.
Maybe my laundry was only 1/2 done, but that’s because I took extra time to cuddle a little boy who just needed the undivided attention of his mommy, or to take my daughter to the park. And yes, even though the towels are still in the dryer waiting to be folded, I sometimes still just plop down on the couch at the end of the day and do nothing but spend time with my husband.
My mornings belong to God, and even if the dryer still holds that laundry, it can wait. After kissing my husband, the first priority of my day is to get into the Word. While I like having a clean house and even well-behaved, well-rounded kids, those things are not my ultimate goal. The Word of God is a lamp that guides my feet. It lights my path. It is where I find my plan. In the Word, I find what is of most importance. It is in those things that I find reason to rejoice.
Nothing would bring me more joy than ministering with husband years from now, while watching my children walk in the truth and teaching their own kids to do the same. While it’s ultimately up to my children what they will do with God’s truth, my goal is to lead them on the path brightly lit by God’s presence and His wisdom. With God’s help I will stay on task.
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