"Make sure you put the BIG things FIRST."
Our pastor, Joshua Cossey, said these words during church service this week. During this message, he spoke about finding your rhythm. He did a demonstration with rocks and sand. In a vase, he stacked up the big rocks first, followed by smaller pebbles and then finally, sand. When the materials were arranged in this manner, everything fit. The foundation was stable, so it had room for the little pebbles and the sand. Lesson- Building your life on a firm foundation (Jesus and his word) allows you to live peacefully and not just survive, but thrive!
In the world of motherhood, we have so many things coming at us at once! Raising the kids, working, taking care of the house, grocery shopping, taking care of our husband, planning the kids' schedules and so much more! We do a lot. There is no doubt. But if we don't build the framework correctly, things will shift and come toppling down all around us! I see it all the time. Mommas wonder why they cannot make it all fit. They wonder why they cannot find balance. Here are the elements the way that I see them:
In order to balance our lives and wear the many hats that are required of us, we must first make sure our foundation is firm. Here is how to build a strong foundation:
Do these things and you will succeed. Build a firm foundation, prioritize your life and make sure your big rocks, pebbles and sand are in line.