Balance is necessary in every area of my life. The most important area is my intimate relationship with God, my Father. This is the first and most important part of my day.
My family is the next area of my life I need to balance. I am employed by Nicole and Chad Dalton, my daughter and son-in-law. I care for their son, Jackson, on designated days during the month. On days that I care for him, he is my main priority and when his routine is going well and is such that I find time for myself during the day, that is great. But, should his daily routine not be going so well, my focus is to be on him and nothing else can interfere or distract from my main job of caring for him.
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Managing my home and keeping it clean, tidy, and organized is my next priority that I need balancing practice. I seem to get it in my head and at the forefront of my mind that my hobby jobs are more important and more of a priority than my home, my family, and my walk with the Lord. This mindset gets me so off track and screws my perception up to the point I drive myself and other people crazy. I am so goal oriented, and want to be included in what I see to be exciting, that I end up putting my true relationships and priorities on a back burner. I end up neglecting these and my relationships with others and most of all myself and God, My Father, suffer as a result.
So What? Who Cares? What’s In It For Me?
So, what happens when I don’t reach that Volume Level or Rank Level that I so obsessively covet in others. First of all, coveting is comparing. Comparing is a sin. God has me right where HE wants me for today. When HE decides that I need to reach a higher volume and rank, He will bring it to pass.
Right now, I need to care more for Jackson and his care than anything else. He is the most needy in this whole thing. I will survive no matter what! What’s in it for me right now, is a great relationship with my daughter, son-in-law, and family. A healthy grandson that is growing and thriving in every way is a reward that we all can be proud of, and when I put my focus on other areas of my life, he suffers. When he suffers, I suffer, and all of us suffer.
So, my goals this week is to get this Facebook class off the ground and learn to do it from home. This affords me more time even if no one buys anything or if no one wants me to come to their homes. At least it will be public knowledge that I am trying and I will have done my part and kept my end of the bargain.
Another goal for the remainder of this month and into October is to get moving on my products for the Merry Mart and High School Craft Shows. My vision is to have essential oil bracelets, Roller Bottle Oils, and samples to hand out. How about essential oil sachets to keep in a drawer, lotions, salts, and scrubs! The high school show allows direct sales.
My focus and desire is to stop stressing about the dollar amounts of my oil sales. I am reminding myself today that when I am faithful in sampling, crafting and perfecting my classes on line, than the results will come as God allows them in His plan. Today, and over the next months that Nicole and Chad need me, God wants and needs me to focus on Jackson!