The past few weeks have spiraled out of control for me. I had been in such a great routine of coming home, doing all the general maintenance of housework, budgeting weekly (which was a huge improvement from my once-a-month-see-how-I-did check book balancing time), writing often. I was several weeks ahead on my Proverbs 31 posts. I was also writing about humility and learning and growing daily. I was even eating good and getting in a small amount of exercise. I was prepping for NaNo and very excited about that. All the cogs were turning, as they should.
Then it all slammed to a stop.
It really doesn’t matter what caused it to stop. Life always happens. Those cogs rarely all move together. But it all stopped and everything fell behind. I ended up in a messy house, no clue as to my finances other than very basics (like I could pay my bills but I didn’t know if I had any more left over or not), I had to quit writing the 31 Days of Humility, and the only reason I didn’t fall behind on the Proverbs 31 posts was because I was ahead. I was eating horribly and had to stop the little exercise I was doing due to an injury. NaNo was still a possibility but the reality was that it would be unlikely I would or could finish even though I hadn’t even begun yet.
And that is when I remembered something I always tend to forget, I remembered that I needed to ask for help. Not just ask anyone, but to ask God. I started praying for God to help me with my house. I started there because I didn’t really see it as starting something. I was simply overwhelmed with that the most and would pray about that. And He helped me. I am not sure when I found the time but I got caught up. Then I asked for His help in other areas and, again, things are falling back into place. In fact, tonight I was even able to visit my grandmother after work, come home and do chores, write write write, and I will still have some time to spare before bed.
But to top it all off, He helped me in an area that I hadn’t asked. That was with Nano. As many of you know I had fallen behind. My previous post regarding NaNo was that I was trying to catch up. Well tonight I was just 400 words shy of catching up. I stopped because my brain was tired but I was blessed because I know that was God as well. I am at 11,657 words. At this rate I will be able to finish by November 25, the day before I leave for El Salvador.
My prayer in this lesson learned is that I continue to seek God’s help in everything I do. For He is the only One that can keep all those cogs spinning, spinning properly, and free of obstructions.