may 1st, part B

Transient

okay, i didn’t feel like that was really a specific enough task to start off the month with... it felt cheap. and i don’t like to feel cheap. i needed to start with something a bit more tangible (though i am going to let God take more control of my schedule, so i am not totally off the hook for that).

i went back to my Bible study table in the living room redesigned and reread the chapter of the day because i could because i didn’t have to put it away... remember that i am in proverbs chapter 1 (because it is the first day of living proverbially).

and i reread it in the message version, just to see if anything new jumped out at me as a more specific task for the month...

and by golly, there it was....

around verse 19 (you know the message isn’t all specific about verses)

proverbs 1:19 (the message)
When you grab all you can get, 
that's what happens: 
the more you get, the less you are.

and so a more specific task was brought to mind for my humble quest to add more wisdom to my life. to be MORE by grabbing less...

SPECIFICALLY... not buying ANYTHING this month other than food and grocery items (cleaning supplies and pharmacy items can be purchased). that means no clothes, no shoes, no house decor, no new curtain rod for rosie’s room even though her curtain rod broke and i had to push pin her curtains back up and i had it on my list for target this afternoon. no office supplies, no scrapbook supplies. no books, itunes songs, gardening supplies, etc...

and i think it also applies to all the stuff i grab onto to do that isn’t what God has assigned me to do. i do it to feel like MORE. and it stresses me out and makes me too stressed to be a good wife and mother and that makes me feel like LESS.

so start by grabbing LESS, in my shopping cart and not taking on things just for the sake of pride or that i think it will make someone like me MORE or think of me as a better person...

the month of being more that i am by grabbing less...