I wish I was the mother who planned her children. The woman who knew the importance of timing the birth of a child into her life. Instead, I was the woman who thought it would be better to let God bless when he chose to bless me. Though I love my children, I know that if I had taken more control and consideration, then their lives would be magical.
I feel like I robbed my children.
With a planned pregnancy, I could have waited until I was married, financially stable, and physically available.
Don't get me wrong; I am fully aware of the fact that though life circumstances begin one way, they do not always stay that way.
However, a prepared state of mind can function in a more orderly manner while living haphazardly tends to keep me feeling like I am always playing catch up.
For example, I wrote my five year plan in 2012. It will be five years next year and most of the items are incomplete.
I must get on top of my life, and the first thing I have to do is gain control over my schedule.
I know my priorities must be God, husband, children, career, ministry. If I organize my to-do list and five year plan according to this priority schedule, then I should be able to accomplish much with less chaos.
I learned from the Virtuous Woman that intention and grace is key to the success of my plans. I will take time to focus on one thing at a time, and I try to complete one task in each area per day. However, I will allow God to direct my day which gives me permission to pardon my inability to conquer the entire list each day.
Also, I learned the Ideal Woman (Virtuous Woman) did not work alone. My family is my team. I will reach out to them for help.
Gaining Control of My Life:
Organizing My Task List
Categories - God, Husband, Children,
Decide If Family Can Help
Husband with children and home,
Children with chores, Parents with children,
Friends with children and ministry
My name is Margaret McDowell, and I am with For EverLasting Revelation. A nonprofit organization that aims to journey with women through motherhood with God and purpose. I am not a Biblical scholar, but I am an experienced sinner who seeks God for love, guidance, and mercy.