Make the Most of Your Day
Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.
The life of a mom can be lonely and isolating. If you are finding yourself in a lonely season right now, the best thing you can do is to get busy and not allow your mind to become idle. An idle mind will usually only lead to destructive patterns in your life--becoming full of self pity, becoming depressed, or even becoming more of a recluse because you tell yourself, “What’s the point in getting out?”
How do you get busy? Think of projects you can do around your house-painting a room, organizing closets, planning for the next birthday party--anything to keep your mind focused on an idea other than how lonely you are. If your house is already completely organized and taken care of, then allow your mind to venture outside your home and find ways you can help people in your church, neighborhood, or even your school. Maybe you are an empty nester and you find yourself with so much extra time and all you can seem to do is focus on whether or not your children are going to visit you. Get involved in a local charity, volunteering your time and energy to help out. Try and get your focus off of how lonely and isolated you are and start putting your mind to use in other areas in your life.
I confess I am so lonely in my life right now. I am thankful for my children, but they are not enough for me throughout my day. I find myself feeling extremely sorry for myself and wanting more. God, give me wisdom to know in what ways I can utilize my mind to be productive and not give into idleness.
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