Burning the Candle on Both Ends
Ever been there? Ever done that?
Over a week ago, I did our week’s Bible study for our Sunday school. The chapter was all about burning the candle at both ends. The same week I saw a post about being in a Virtual Assistant Mastermind group for 6 months where I would be trained for free how to be a Virtual Assistant online. After this initial group, it will be a training program for which I would have to pay.
It sounded so tempting! I could learn to do something I could teach my children eventually. I participated in the first call, and started working on one of my first assignments — looking at my calendar and blocking off the hours I needed for different tasks.
And then I quit.
I realized I could not burn the candle at both ends — something I already do sometimes do without anything else on my plate.
As I pulled out my Bible study again, I thought I would share with you some thoughts I needed to remember this week:
We should concentrate on these 3 questions:
- What is my relationship with God?
- Where will I spend eternity?
- How does God want me to live?
Ecclesiastes 3:1 reminds us that “To every thing there is a season.” Right now my season is to bring up my children, to support my husband in our ministry, to teach in my children’s school, and to run our household. I just took a mini class on goals, and the person teaching said to only have 3 big goals. You can’t do everything at one time in your life. By focusing on 3 big goals, we keep our perspective on what is really important at this time in our lives and not getting sidetracked.
The chapter of the Bible study book ends with the reminder:
Recognize what’s truly important. Our lesson from Solomon tells us that all the things we have accomplished for life here and now will one day disappear and become meaningless. Only what we have done for Christ will last for eternity.
There’s a reality check! Some moms may have to become a VA or work outside the house to pay the bills and provide for their family or they know that is what God has called them to do. But for me, right now, that is not what God wants me to do. I have enough to do, and to put any more on my plate means I would have to micromanage my time and use my time that is normally spent with the kids working. One day, my children will all move out and my time with them will be gone. What will I do with the time I have with them? Their relationship with God and the building of their character is what will last for eternity. I can’t throw that away.
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