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The day I learned the benefit of organization 

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9

We all know that time management and organization are things I’m always improving on. A few weekends ago I had my turn with the stomach flu. I must say, that earlier in that week I had the best time management week yet! I spent time cleaning out my closet and still managed to keep the rest of the house in order. The flu started Thursday night. I’m thankful my husband was able to drive our oldest Gem to school, go into work to grab his laptop so he can work from home and care for Gem 2 and 3.

I spent most of Friday in our bed room. Our nice clean, laundry put away, comfy, bedroom. God works something in you when you least expect it. As I laid there I realized how at peace I was. I didn’t think or worry about everything else that had to be done. I was able to just relax and recover. A friend of mine once shared with me the principle of keeping up with things before they become urgent. I’ll add to that; keep up with things because you don’t know when the unexpected will happen.

My goal is to do my best daily to master this. To live in such a way that when something good – unexpected company or something bad – a sick Gem happens, I can attend to that without worrying about the condition of my house. When I’m too tired to make sure the kitchen is clean and hot spots are cleared before bed, I’m reminded of this verse.

When the kids are finally down for the night, quiteness settles in the home, organizing is the last thing I want to do. My harvest is seeing my kitchen clean when I get up in the morning. My harvest is knowing I did the right thing. My harvest is a good nights rest. There are many benefits to being organized. I recently found the quote below and I’ve applied it in many areas of my life. I hope you will too.

Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.

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