Just Breathe

God's Design In the Midst of a Busy Life

Have you ever felt like you need more hours in the day? Or a few extra hands to get more done? Personally, a transporter from Star Trek would be a dream come true! We may have different personalities and ways of handling life, but I think we can all agree that life is FULL, and FAST, and, and, and BUSY! I want to give you a snapshot into my life and how God has been faithful to nudge me in the right direction. It starts with Breathe. Just breathe.

But first, do you have your coffee yet? Ok! Let me be honest…

I’m a doer. Efficiency is my middle name. “Getter done!” is a basic phrase in my vocabulary. I’m also organized. I like things done properly and in order. There is a place for everything and everything is in it’s place. I can be pretty focused once I find a groove.

But I also have an awesome husband whom I help and 5 beautiful, creative and energetic children whom I homeschool and have on loan from God.

These two arenas of life seemingly do not mix. I’ll either “getter done” and run right over everyone, or I’ll allow the chaos and activity to take over and give up on engaging with how God designed me.

For years I’ve been reading about organizing your day, your home, your office space, your time. I’m all about prayerfully considering what God wants our family to do, in which direction He wants us to head, then making bite-size steps that will ensure the important things are getting done. We ask a lot of why questions. We will not just go with the flow of our societal culture. And because I’ve done this for a looooong time, it’s now familiar territory to me. BUT…

God has been speaking to me lately about committing my way to Him. He’s pleased with where we’re at, so it’s not a correction per se. But He’s taking me to the next step. He wants me, in the midst of working the general plan, to be aware of Him directing my path.

Read this…

Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.

Proverbs 3:5-6The Message (MSG)

I know it’s busy. I know chaos just comes with the territory. I almost have to hand out numbers to my kids when they want to ask me questions! I get it! But I encourage you to realize that not only is this a temporary phase of life, but that there’s a greater purpose than you could ever imagine. Right? We know that’s God’s Design, right? (Eph. 3:20) So…

Breathe. Just breathe.

This is a new favorite song of mine… I hope it blesses you.

Question: How about you? What helps you find God’s design when life gets busy? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Hi! I’m Celina. Happily married to Brad and the blessed Mama of 6. The love Jesus has shown me has revolutionized my life so I passionately sing, write and chat with friends new and old about His Design for our lives. We have lived and ministered in 4 countries and love the adventure of faith God has us on!

  • Marce Gómez

    Woooooooow what a question!!!! Loved your article. Specially the part that remember that we are women with satelites jajajajaja I mean husbands and kids that suround us like the moon, and sometimes that means that whatever we do, afects all the family. And I (as you), want to do so many things…!!!!!
    And so many things in MY way… jajajaja you know? everytime I have the flu (which I have now, by the way!) I remember… it’s not MY way but HIS way. It’s like an alert to stop and try to recover his voice in my life 😀

    • Totally, Marce! Brad always reminds me that I’m the heart of the home. Stopping and listening is vitally important to make sure we’re on track with His agenda!

  • Alesha Huff

    Love this! So easy to get caught up in everything.
    Here is a song that I am reminded of when things get crazy. I listen to it a lot lol!

    https://youtu.be/chPSuhqFIFs

    • I’d never heard this until now. Thank you for sharing! It’s a good one!

  • Crystal Posey

    Great song! Worship music really helps keep me in the place of just breathing, being mindful of the greater picture, and thinking/considering Him in the every day. ❤

    • Those are 3 great points, Crystal! Thanks for sharing!