He is before all things

Do you ever feel the weight of having it all together? Like you are the glue that binds the things? Maybe it’s the household, the business, your position at work, your marriage, your friends circle, the PTA, or your ministry? Or maybe it’s all of it.
Sometimes, I feel like I am spinning 33 plates simultaneously at any given moment and if I set one down they might just all come down. We own our own business and often times it feels like everything is riding on just the two of us. We homeschool and I consistently feel the pressure of keeping up with our curriculum. At home there are always a hundred things to do. That honey do list never seems to get any shorter. Our marriage needs devoted attention. Our ministry calls us to be present. My kids need my time and my attention x3.

I really like control, so I just keep piling things on. I want to be in control of my kids behavior, of our circumstances, of our finances, of our schedule, of my relationship with my husband, our future, our health…The list goes on, but what I have learned is that I am not the glue and I cannot control all of the things.

“He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17

God is the creator.
By him all things exist.
He holds everything together.
He maintains all of creation.
He directs creation.
He went before and He will go after.

We need to put God first and then let him prioritize all of the other things. Let him direct creation and let him be the glue that holds everything together.

Me, I am like a glue stick. A temporary hold.
God, he is the super glue. A permanent hold.

God, help me to remember that you never intended for me to be the glue that holds everything together. That’s your responsibility. Mine is to put you first and let you show me where everything else fits.

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