Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the younger women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the Word of God be not blasphemed.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Moment with MOM- Waiting for that Magical Moment

Waiting for the ‘Magical Moment’
Colossians 3: 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

I was talking to a friend today when she asked if I had gone for my daily walk. I started to list off all the things I was hoping to accomplish before I went for the walk when we both started giggling. Simultaneously, we said, “Just waiting for that magical moment I guess.” We giggled because we both know that the ‘magical moment’ will never arrive if we wait for it… it’s up to us to make the ‘magical moment’ a reality! It’s easy to keep pushing exercise to the bottom of my ‘to do list’ because I thoroughly despise it! It’s not so bad once I get out there; actually I come in refreshed and feel ready to accomplish all that is ahead of me! However, it’s getting out there that I struggle with. If I go for a walk in the morning I grumble that I should be doing something else instead - like making breakfast. If I go for a walk in the middle of the day it always feels like I have to stop right in the middle of an important project. If I decide to wait till evening then I lack the motivation to get moving at the end of a long day.  I have to realize there will never be a ‘magical moment,’ when life is perfect, and I can get done those things I am putting off. I have to be honest with myself and double check my motives. Do I really feel like this is what God is wanting for me at this Season of my life? If that answer to that question is, “Yes” then I need to look at exercise not as simply a good idea, but as my obedience to doing what He has put on my heart to do. Exercise, quiet time, hospitality… what is it that you are putting off until that ‘magical moment?’  God wants us to live disciplined lives. We are not meant to fly by the seat of our pants, grasping at the wind of opportunities that pass us by! We must do everything wholeheartedly as unto the Lord! For His Glory and for our good!
Because of His love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood


  1. I DO wait for that magic moment. I'm a very sporadic, creative, "strike while the iron's hot" kind of person. I can sit and tell myself that I have to get this project done right now and bully my way through it. It may take hours or even days. Or...I can use that time to do other things (that don't require so much thinking) until "the mood strikes". Then I accomplish what I set out to do in record time. The thing that amazes me is that it turns out better than I ever hoped it would. This happens often in my life!

    I have come to embrace that I might be an odd bird, but that's how God works through me I think. I now accept each challenge that comes my way with less trepidation and more boldness. When I'm in the middle of a project, I often tell myself "this is the way God wants it" and I'm happy with that.

    My husband, on the other hand, is a very systematic, methodical accomplisher. We are extremely different, but I think that this too is exactly how God wants it. He can see a years long project to completion that benefits our whole family (or others);and I turn up the afterburners and add creativity to things that make our accomplishments "sing for the Lord".

    Thanks for this post Mrs. Joe. You've helped me clarify (to myself) that what I thought was a weakness is actually God's handiwork :)

  2. Oh thank you for such a timely post! As a single homeschooling mother of 3 I am constantly giving my list of "to do's" to God. What are HIS priorities? I am sometimes amazed at what HE wants me to accomplish in my day, my week, my month with the girls. If I really follow my heart and His leading in prayer.....than our days are peaceful and satisfying. When I push MY agenda.....not so much! lol Again, thank you for the reminder. I needed it!