Throw the Crazy in the Boat, and Keep on Sailing!
Who doesn’t have some version of “the school just called and Johnny did ‘what’ again!?”
Maybe your 13 year old was discovered as a genius of a musical composer after six months of piano lessons and a little bit of music theory researched on the internet.
Or perhaps your spouse has decided you need to start an online business from the living room – selling Lego. (Which means there are Lego EVERYWHERE – closets, hall shelves, bins under the beds, detached converted one-room garage full….that sort of everywhere.) (Does this sound like I have personal knowledge?)
Your husband feels called to evangelism – while you support him in that decision, it does mean you are the one driving kids to soccer, school, youth group activities, church, play dates, you add in the rest.
Maybe your husband’s grandma had a stroke, his mother needs help dealing with her, so you decide to offer to be her full-time caregiver. Plus with six kids, why not homeschool all of them? Add in church activities, teens with all they need to accomplish each day, writing-publishing-marketing your books, and two online businesses going on at once, and you’ve got more on your plate than you can handle as just one person with no handy clones lazing about. (Sort of mine too...)
Flute lessons, piano lessons, mandolin and ukulele lessons.
There are some that aren’t so wonderful or benign as all these, too.
Right, so suffice it to say that we all have our own brand of crazy.
I was thinking about her saying up there though.
Throw the crazy in the Boat –
We’ve got the ‘crazy’ part down in our heads…but who is your Boat?
Do you throw your crazy at your husband? Or at your best friend, mom or dad, or church leader?
Do you try to hoard your crazy inside, pretending you can handle it or that it doesn’t even exist?
Real boats sometimes have chinks in them. They get rotted out, they have cracks or dents or holes. They run into icebergs and sink – even the ‘unsinkable’ ones. Just like people in our lives.
Other people, no matter who they are, have their own crazy they’re dealing with. The church leaders are most certainly there for us, but they aren’t perfect. Even they sometimes get dents or cracks and need patching up themselves.
There is only one Boat that will never fail us. The Boat that will never sink, will never throw it back at you, and will always be able to help you through it, is Jesus Christ. HE’s the only One who can handle whatever we dish out, and will never judge us for not being able to handle it alone.
So if you really need to throw some crazy in a boat – throw it to Jesus Christ, and let Him keep you sailing on!