We're in a busy season right now, but most of the time, I think it's a good season. The key is to find balance. Last night I spent a little while putting together the basement. Thus far, that's the only part of our house that has been fixed (the drywallers and painters came last week), so I decided to make it a little haven in our house until the rest gets fixed. I vacuumed, dusted the flat surfaces, washed and dried and put the slip covers back on the futon on chair, and rearranged the furniture. Then I got to work on grading. It felt good to something for our house and to have a space that is uncluttered and organized, and then I was able to sit down, focus, and get a good chunk of work done. Like I said, balance.
This morning I was driving to work and heard part of a song (I think it was by Relient K) that resonated with me.
"I've got to get out of here. I don't want to be complacent anymore. I've got to get out of here. Will you be my escape?"
And I thought, you know, I'm not usually a complacent person. But when I'm this busy, it's all about keeping my head above water and I can easily lose my focus. Then, just to be sure I was really understanding the word complacency, I looked it up in the dictionary:
Complaceny (n): Self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers of deficiencies.
Yup, I can become that way. Not necessarily full of self-satisfication, but full of self-sufficiency, unaware that actually, I can do nothing on my own and that because I'm busy and "self-sufficent," I'm slowly drifting away from the One who is there for me and whose strength and plan are perfect.
Today I'm thankful for the reminder that although busyness has set in full force and I'm a circus performer spinning dozens of dishes on long poles, taking a few moments to spend time with the One can keep me from not only from being complacent, but also can keep me going on the the path He has set.