I hope you have your "bobbing" shoes on because today we are going to make like a gazelle and flee!
Proudgrits over at Roots & Wings introduced to me to the saying, "intense like a gazelle!" Apparently it is a term from Dave Ramsey that means to flee from financial traps, i.e. credit cards, by bobbing and weaving like a gazelle does when trying to escape from a cheetah. You can check out his full description here.
Well, I'm borrowing the term for today as it relates to distractions. Distractions pull us away from our priorities and leave our goals empty. We must scream "CHEETAH" when we sense a distraction and then bob and weave to get away! (Some distractions are important, however, like our husbands wanting a kiss, or our children asking us to read a book. Even if we are in the middle of something, always take time for them).
Ask yourself some questions:
What is distracting you from getting up early in the morning and spending time with the Lord?
What is distracting you from doing your housework?
What is distracting you from finishing that organizing project you began?
What is distracting you from spending quality time with your kids? Training and teaching them well?
Figure out your main distractions (computer, telephone, T.V., etc.) and then find ways to flee them. For example, I turn the ringer of my phone off during most of the day so I do not get sidetracked with talking. I'm working on not even turning my computer on in the morning until I spend time with the Lord. These are a couple of ways that have helped me "bob and weave" from the distraction cheetah.
What are some ways you have "bobbed and weaved?"
As for your bedroom sanctuary challenge, keep it up! I can't wait to see the pictures over the weekend!
"Give no sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids. Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, and like a bird from the hand of the fowler." Proverbs 6:4-5
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