This past week, as is customarily done at the beginning of a new year, I have been reviewing some of my work, reviewing my goals, and reconsidering priorities. Since I was 15 years old, I worked in the family businesses and followed in my mama’s footsteps. Though lately it has become more difficult to do all that I dream of doing.
Admittedly, the business planning is draining and I felt a little down. One day, I was listening to the radio when a Tim McGraw song came on, he sang, “Bitterness keeps you from flying, always stay humble & kind.”
This prompted me and I decided to turn to prayer (which I really should have started with). I can’t say I very often get distinct answers to my prayers; instead, I get feelings that help me as answers to my prayers. This time, however, my answer was clear, like someone was talking to me.
It’s not my time was the answer, simple as that. My time now is to get my home in order and focus on my children. This seems like an easy answer, which I should have come up with on my own.
Let me give you a little background on me. I’ve been able to juggle home, family, and business over the years and occasionally I have been met with harsh criticism from others. I enjoy working. I like being creative. I want to feel like I’m helping my spouse and contributing to my home. I don’t like being told I can’t do something. While doing all of this juggling, our family has been happy and we’ve been blessed in many ways. So you can see how this answer wasn’t what I was expecting.
I’m putting all my faith and trust in this answer, It’s not my time. It’s time for me to think of my kids before myself because who knows what the future holds. There’s a quote that says, “If the train doesn’t stop at your station, it’s not your train.”
This week I hope we can all find our train or if you’re like me, recognize that it is time to be taught patience and find peace in doing other important things.
This blog will continue to go on because it’s something we enjoy doing together, though in keeping with my answer to prayer, I will be dedicating more time to home and family. Salt Sky will be posting twice a week from now on. We hope you find posts that uplift you, help you, and inspire you to create and spread a little joy. And that you will continue to follow along in 2017!
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