Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, unto Him be the glory! Ephesians 3:20-21

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

How do I handle interruptions?

Today I was studying Genesis 24 (by way Kay Arthurs Teach Me Yours Ways) 
I asked myself, "So what can I learn from Rebekah's welcome to Abraham's servant"? 
1. She wasn't afraid of hard work
2. She didn't complain or make excuses
3. She didn't gripe about the interruption of her day
I am sure it took awhile to water all those camels.  The internet says that a camel can drink up to 25 gallons of water at a time, there were 10 camels

I get mad when I've made a schedule and something/someone interrupts me.  
Just today before doing this study I made a schedule of what I think are the most important things to get done each day.  I know me...I will get upset when I can't get to all the things I put on my list.  So a lot of times I just don't make a list and then of course I end up not getting things done.   Catch 22......

So since I've made my list then, "How am I going to handle the interruptions that will CERTAINLY come"?  Rebekah handled it with Grace and maturity AND she didn't miss out the BLESSING! 
Am I going to miss out on a blessing because I don't want to be interrupted?  How am I going to react?  Will I react with Grace and Maturity or will I be a self-centered person with her own agenda of things of importance and miss a blessing?   

I am still trying to track my food but not doing too well.  I have lost a couple of the pounds that I gained over Christmas.  God is working on me in some emotional areas concerning food and I don't have a lot of clarity on that yet.  More to come on that....


Joy said...

Twenty five gallons of water? I can't get over that!! Wow!

I don't handle interruptions very well, especially since I'm trying to get this done. I have a hard time with feeling selfish about the time I'm taking to take care of myself. Trying to find a balance for sure!!

Keep focused!

Pam's Path said...

I know what you mean about feeling selfish about time taking care of yourself. I do try to remind myself that ultimately "others" benefit so much more because I'm such a better person to be around when I have taken care of myself. We did a study once that talked about filling up your heart so that you have a full heart TO GIVE from. Taking care of myself fills up my heart and I have more to give. (i think!) :) It is a balance!!
<3 Happy Heart Month!

Kimberlynn said...

Hi Pam...great to see you still at it. We just need to hang in there learning those lessons God has for us along the way. This is a great one...patience and grace for life's interuptions. I've had more than my share over the past few months and I've not handled it well at all. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and insight.


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Kimberlynn said...

Hey there Pam...I was just thinking about you and wanted to check in and see how you're doing. I hope you're working hard and hangin' in there. It's a long journey we're're not alone!

Blessings to you!