Many days I feel like I am running on empty. I am trying to take care of the next pressing thing. I have no time to stop. I am already behind. If I take a break I will be even further behind. This feeling behind schedule even before the day begins leaves me feeling cranky and out of sorts. Then, I feel bad when I see the look of realization on my children’s face that Mama is in a bad mood (again.) Why am I in such a hurry? Is not one of the reasons that I am a stay at home mom is to enjoy being with my children? Do I really need to rush all the time? Is my schedule or how I view the day playing out that important, or could there be blessings behind the interruptions? Instead of running on empty, I need to ask God to empty me of my focus on myself, and my agenda, so that I can be filled with His Spirit. He must increase. I must decrease.