Thursday, January 27, 2011

Chicken Fajitas

I'm still questioning myself on this one, but yesterday I decided to get the chicken fajitas from the school cafeteria. End result: I hurled all night and now I lay helpless in my bed (talk about a day off). I'm like ok Lord, what is really going on?! When faced with adversity,I oftentimes ask the Lord what is it that he wants me to learn. Well, I've come to the realization that no matter how much I subtract from my age, I'm still getting older and my body is changing. I can't eat everything I ate when I was 19, I can't stay up past 12 and expect to function properly the next day, and when it rains something will ache.

As Christian women, we must take on this same mentality. We are maturing so we can't do the things we did at 21, go the places we went or say the things we said. There has to be an awakening within us that says change is inevitable. I cannot stay right here because all of the dynamics around me are changing, so must I. And this change is needed in order for us to lead healthy lifestyles and not to continually suffer the consequences of our immature actions. God has a greater plan for us all. We must embrace it by taking the necessary actions to grow beyond where we are.

I will leave you with this: Philippians 3:12-14

"Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Being a full time wife, mother to four, teacher to hormonal teenagers, and graduate student can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. I tend to have more than my share of "challenging" days, and yesterday was no exception. For starters, my alarm clock did not go off so needless to say my home was awaken to pure chaos! I whisked children to and fro shouting out orders and giving them a very small window to get them accomplished. When we finally got in the car it was raining cats and dogs and it was cold (I HATE being cold!) So after yielding at every stop to throw my children out, I finally made it to work....on two wheels! By third period (my planning time) I was in tears at my desk. I began to question every aspect of my life. Is my plate too full? Am I depriving my own children of an attentive mother? Is it all worth it?!

Well, thank God for amazing friends. I called my bestie up and let her know that I was in crisis mode. She stopped everything she was doing to listen and to allow God to use her. What he gave her was that I have to be more disciplined and systematic in my approach to my every day life because not only do I have a lot on my plate, I have a lot of challenging things on my plate. My mother in law, who is my God sent, also offered the same advice (it's like every one gets it, but me....go figure).

There is a scripture that says to whom much is given, much is required. I may not be a CEO of a major corporation, but I am the CEO of my home and it is up to me to keep that machine well oiled and operating and that comes through being disciplined and systematic. I also must learn to take time for myself so that my sanity is in tact! As women we have a lot on our plates and it won't slow down any time soon. Yes it's challenging, yes it gets hard, but as my bestie says, "We have to keep on pushing. We can't stop running the race."

I will leave you with this "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Galatians 6:9