Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Great Myth

I read this article yesterday from Simple Mom and it resonated with me so much. She writes about the incorrect myth that she 'does it all.'

Don't we all, from time to time, sit under the misconception that 'they' do it all? They being our neighbor, friend, sister, mother, co-worker? They do it all while having a perfectly clean and organized home, darling, well-mannered, obedient children, homemade healthy meals and a regular exercise routine that puts Jillian Michaels to shame? 

I admit it. From time to time I start believing those lies as well.

That's why I appreciated Simple Mom declaring it's all a myth: nobody does it all.

If you don't have time to read the article, here are a few key phrases:

Every choice we make in life is both a choice to do something and a choice to not do something.

When we make the decision to spend time, energy, and money to pursue a task, there’s something else from which we’re subtracting that time, energy, and money.

And at the end of the day, we need to trust that God gave us the energy to do those things to which He called us, and no more. Tomorrow is another day to strap on the apron and get back to work, doing what we can.

So here's to doing some things -- not everything -- and trusting that God is calling me to exactly what He wants me to do each day...and not one thing more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I really needed to be reminded of that today!!!