What I’m Learning About Deployments
This deployment has been a journey to say the least. I am busier than I have ever been. Everything relies and falls upon me. I often find myself taking a backseat to the needs of the household and my son. All of my pleasure and entertainment goals have gone by the wayside.
Having days upon days on end with no time for yourself can be frustrating and overwhelming. I often find that my duties from the previous day are running over into the next day. I sometimes wonder if I’ll ever catch up.
It’s no big wonder that I haven’t been blogging as much as I usually do.
In the busyness of life during a deployment, I have learned that there are three things that I have to rely on to successfully make it through this.
- Rely on God – When I get overwhelmed, I have to take time and pray. After prayer, I release myself to let God work things out. I have to cast my burdens and cares on Him. God doesn’t mind. He wants me to bring my concerns to Him anyway. Prayer and bible study has to be a daily activity.
- Rely on People – This is one that I never liked to do, but I have had to change my mindset on this. There have been times when I had to call on friends to watch my son or just to talk whenever things get too crazy. I have been blessed in that God has given me some awesome and reliable people to count on.
- Rely on Yourself – I’ve had to do many things during this deployment that I never had to do before. I constantly tell myself that I can do all things through Christ. He gives me strength and helps me to overcome.
So that’s my update. The good thing is that this deployment is halfway over. I just have to hold out for a little while longer…