Yesterday…feedburner (the service that handles my blog subscriptions) mysteriously sent out an email saying that I had posted…which I hadn’t. When it was brought to my attention my first thought was – Is someone “hacking” into my blog and getting ready to send out some evil or ugly post to my subscribers which now number close to 600? I quickly logged into my wordpress account and could not find any evidence of foul play. Then I thought perhaps one of my kids accidentally got on to my blog site and hit “publish” of a non existent post. Of course this is a real possibility as I have posted from every computer that has ever been in this house and have saved my log in information on them all…even baby Daniel could probably randomly hit the right keys and pull off an empty post being sent. (after all he is brilliant!) Or perhaps it was just some glitch in the feedburner system? Who knows.
Update– Just as I was about to post today, my feedburner account once again sent out an email today with one of the last posts I had wrote over two weeks ago – yikes! What is happening?? Does my awesome personal “IT” guy, Jeff have any thoughts – or any others out there who might be able to give me any ideas as to what is happening?
Either which way….it made me desperatly long to spend some long overdue time blogging. You see, I love to write. I love to inspire, encourage and bless others. I love to challenge peoples thinking. I love to share bits and pieces of my unique life (complete with photos). I love to make a positive difference in lives. In fact, besides public speaking, writing is one of my greatest passions. On top of that, without sounding presumptious – I believe it is my calling and that I have been gifted by God in this area.
Why then have I not written in over two weeks? If I really truly love to do this and feel it is a calling and gift, then why am I not doing it? I could throw out the time factor – after all I am the mother of seven (who are currently playing on five different sports teams, one is rehearsing several times a week for a major musical, three of them are being homeschooled and I have a 17 month old that is in himself a “full time job” – as are all toddlers!) , I am working from home at my Creative Memories home business and putting in over 20 hours a week for JECHS, leading a homeschoolco-op, managing our home, helping out friends in need yada yada yada … (not trying to get into the boring “I am so busy” wars)
But I have NEVER really bought into the “I don’t have time” excuse. We all have time. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. We all choose what to do with that time and how we choose – is a dead give away as to what our true priorities are. So I must say that writing, inspiring and motivating through this blog has simply not been a priotity as of late.
Well even as I write that, it doesn’t settle well with me. (as in I have to say – ouch!) This is a priority in my life and therefore I need to carve out the time to just do it. (Just as I do my other priorities – my relationships with the Lord, my dear darling husband, my children, friends & family and my personal passions and pursuits)
What about you? Are there things in your life today that you say are priorities but that you are not putting time into? Are you using the “I just don’t have the time” excuse? Perhaps we should replace the often used excuse of “I just don’t have time”, to the reality – “This is just not a priority”. And if that statement stings a bit – then perhaps it is time to reevaluate where your are spending one of your most precious resources – your time!