I’d love to say that I’m back in the saddle of blogging this month, but everything feels a little bit off-center.
Last month I was truly blessed to have so many fabulous guests lined up as guest bloggers. Add to that my regular monthly interview, plus a special mid-month interview, and it was a full schedule. I had very little to do, other than announce my guests.
This month is looking to be a bit busier, but I’m sad to say that very little of that has to do with writing.
I’m sad to say that I’ve found very little opportunity to work on my novel these days. To call myself overwhelmed is an understatement. My husband is still working over 60 hours a week, so the bulk of house hold responsibilities are mine. Add to that the new school year and my part-time writing jobs, and I could keep the week busy.
But that’s not everything – there’s also the fact that I’ve been sick…constantly. I was good for a couple of weeks, but then it got cold and started raining again. This has been going on for over a month. After speaking with a naturopathic doctor we’re finally having our house checked for mold. Hopefully that will clear it up.
In the meantime, I’m going to a friend’s house, because having a home office is great, but not when you can’t work in it.
And I’m not going to get discouraged. It’s been starting to frustrate me that I keep hitting these road blocks, but yesterday at church God give me some much needed encouragement.
2 Timothy 1:7 – For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.
But have you ever read it in the New International Version?
For God has not give us a spirit of timidity, but spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.
Self-discipline!! That is a God-given trait! So even though I’m stressed and tired, and thinking that I’m disciplined even to use my free time to work on my novel, God’s word says that I can do it!
Self-discipline…I DO have what it takes to organize my time. I CAN make it work, but not because of my own organizational skills. I can do it because God gave me the spirit to do it!
I needed to hear that this week.
So I’m back in the saddle this month. I hope I don’t let you down. I hope I don’t let myself down. I hope I don’t let God down. And I’m forever thankful that even if I do, God still loves me. At least that’s a big weight off my shoulders. 🙂