Challenge: Accepted

I’ve known for a while that I needed to make a couple things priority. First: God. I mean, really. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to know that I need to spend more time in the Word of God and prayer. As much as I’d like everyone to think I’m just wise in the Word, the honest truth is you can’t be wise without actually spending the time with the Father learning from Him, about Him, and building a relationship with Him. The next thing: getting healthy. I can’t do much for anyone else if I am not happy with myself. And I feel like I have a lot of work to do there. Approximately 30-40 pounds worth of work.

I HAVE A PLAN!

So, it’s no secret that I’m ridiculously busy. I have two little girls, one of whom will be 4 next month, the other is 16 months old. I work full-time from home as a Realtor, my grandmother keeps them four hours a day, two days a week while I’m in the office. We just listed our home for sale, which means that in addition to work and family, the house has to be ready to show at a moment’s notice. (Because no matter how many times you state CLEARLY you need 24 hours notice, people still call and ask to show it in 2 hours.) I’m exhausted most of the time. But, show me a mama who’s not. You mamas have just as much on your plates.

It’s also no secret that I NEED sleep. Seriously, I HAVE to have eight hours of sleep or I literally cannot function. Some can run on almost none, but I really can’t. My body doesn’t work that way. So getting up ridiculously early is not an option, mostly because I won’t do it. Thus, I’ve created a plan. My kids are up every day by 7:30 am at the latest. I figure this: If I wake up at 6am, that gives me time for a 30-minute workout, 30 minutes to read the Bible and pray, and 30 minutes to shower before the munchkins are up. Six AM is early for me, but it’s doable. We usually go to bed at 10pm, so if I’m up at six, that gives me 8 hours. And, because I’m THAT GIRL, on days we don’t have to go anywhere, I can sleep in until 6:30 and wait to shower until the baby naps. Yup, I’m willing to wait on a shower for a little extra sleep. There isn’t much I wouldn’t do for extra sleep.

That is my plan. I need to be immersed in the word of God. I need Him to consume my every thought. I need to be able to lead my girls to Him.

I. Need. Him.

I need a relationship with Him.

I ask you to join me. I’m challenging you to delve into the Bible and spend some time letting God love on you. Tomorrow is Monday. If you don’t see this until then, start Tuesday. It’s just as good as Monday. Just join me in getting in the Word. For the next week, I’ll be writing about what I’m doing and what I’m learning. What God is revealing to me.

I’m going in expecting good things. What are you expecting?

Love to my loves,

Cate

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