8/3/09 Seems to me life has it's seasons. Since I'm personally very fond of a good rut, and find change greatly annoying, if not very painful. I find the whole season thing is a great bother for me. So you may see that the changes the Lord allows in our lives aren't always welcomed.
Now I'm at the beginning of a new season. I'm busy packing up my buisness, since I'm closing the current commercial buisness location and moving it into my home. I can see alot the benifits, but I'm still finding it very painful.
The biggest advantages to the move is more time for my family and for my Heavenly Father. I have always desired to make these my greatest priorities but so many things vi for my attention. Now these life changes have allowed a shift in priorities, (a shift that is desperately needed) I also know I want to KEEP these in priority and see I need to base growth, changes, and organization of the new buisness on how they will effect these 2 priorities.
A season long overdue.
During prayer over the last few months, I had created a pie chart, very spiritual of me I know, but my thinking process may be a bit different from other folks at times. Anyways I used the pie chart to see my world broken down into the areas that demand my time and attention. And I've always desired to keep family and my Heavenly Father with the biggest slices of that pie, but it was forever turning out, that in reality that both got very little, Honestly even entertainment (movies and tv and the like) would steal away some of it, when I would find I use them to unwind from the stresses of a hectic day. So it would seem to me that this is my pie season. The season to redistribute the pie and gaurd those slices that have been neglected in the past. Necessity has allowed change, and change is allowing an opportunity to reshape the pie distribution. If I can embrace the change and be vigalant in protecting the pie. I believe this can be a great season.