Can I be brutally honest? It’s been a tough couple of days! I emailed a friend this morning and told her that all of those plates I’ve been spinning on poles had not only started wobbling, but one plate had crashed to the ground and a couple more were threatening to fall. I was snapping at my family and clenching my teeth and wondering how I’d get all of those plates spinning again and keep them spinning.
The answer, of course, was simple enough. Stop spinning a couple of the plates until things calm down. I knew, from the start, that was the answer, but it’s often hard to decide which things to let go, especially when some of the things that might need to be let go are time sensitive and won’t be able to be done at all if they aren’t done now. So, I prayed for wisdom for choosing rightly and peace to let go of the things that were not meant to be.
And then the UPS driver left a package by my backdoor. I knew what was in it, but I still couldn’t help smiling when I opened it. God’s timing is exquisite. One new book to help me make better use of an app that I use daily and love and one book to remind me that Jesus is working even through the chaos of my wild, plate-spinning, day-to-day lifesimply because He loves me.
He loves me. He loves you, too, even when the plates are spinning wildly on the ends of their poles and even when one or two, or even all, of them come crashing down. He’s still there, and He still loves you in the midst of it all.
Those plates that I must keep spinning may, or may not, keep me away from my computer until the middle of next week. If I’m scarce, I hope that you’ll understand that I’m looking well to the ways of my household and enjoying a couple of good, new books when I get a chance to sit for a bit.
I’m old enough to remember watching acts like this every week on Ed Sullivan’s TV show. Enjoy!