Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Where does the time go?

I was reading another blog post this morning written by a young mother of two and she wrote about how she has so much that she wants to get done each day.  She writes lists and posts them on the refrigerator and doesn't seem to be able to cross anything off the list, her days are consumed by her baby and her toddler, bible studies, her husband, friends, doctor appointments, the normal, everyday stuff of a busy, wife and mother.  Daydreaming that she had Mary Poppins in her pocket!   And she poses the question at the end of her post asking 'What are your tricks to getting it done?' 

Now I'm gonna take a shot and assume that by 'it' she is reffering to the struggle that we as women all deal with.  The battle that we have waged for years.  Sometimes with success and sometime, well, not so successfully.  That is being all things to all people.  And I'm here to tell you-some times you gotta let something go.  That is the secret.  Because it is bound to happen no matter how hard we try, when juggling multiple balls in the air at one time eventually, you are bound to drop one.  We are women yes, but we are also human and as humans we are fallible.  Hard to believe but true.

So what are the tricks?  I can tell you without reservation after years of trying to get it all done; have a clean home, well-dress, well -behaved kids, been a classroom volunteer, team mom, homework aid, busdriver, Sunday school teacher, choir member, Deacon, student, wife, etc., somewhere along the line something gets missed.  You forget a practice, or a concert date or a meeting or dare I say it-a child waiting to be picked up after practice!  We can't be all things to all people and sometimes we have to just try to be the best that we can be and that has to be enough. 

Because the One most important, the One who sacrificed all for us, who gave His life for us-
He will understand.  For Him we are good enough.  He loves us as we are.  He rejoices in our one, true self. 
And when the burden gets to be too much, He is there to help us through it, if we just let Him.  If we just trust in Him. 

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

                                                                   Ephesians 3:19


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