This past month I realized something for the very first time...
I really and truly and honestly can NOT do it all.
I know, I'm a slow learner.
The age old lie that women like to believe is that we are capable, we can do it, we just need to work harder, work smarter...blah, blah, blah.
If I focus on this, this, and this....then this suffers. If I then pick up the slack on this....now this is suffering.
Now, I know I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me. However, I believe that means I can do all the things HE wants me to do through His strength.
My job is to make sure my priorities are His priorities. Then he will equip me with everything I need to accomplish the things He wants me to.
The other non-priorities are just that...peripheral issues that I need to not allow consume my time so much. Or that I need to just give up control of.
When I hit my brick wall of reality this month I realized it was time to cry Uncle and honestly look at my priorities. Not my "in my head" priorities...by my true ones, shown by what I am actually spending my time on every single day.
And so, as I start this new year, my number one prayer, desire, and hope for 2012 is for my priorities to line up with His priorities and for my time and effort to reflect that.
Practically, this means a lot of things for me including (but certainly not limited to) giving Jeremiah control of certain household responsibilities, blogging and social networking less, intentionally cultivating new relationships, increasing my hospitality, organizing my days better...basically prioritizing my priorities.
So, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31
But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3: 13-14
Jesus follower. After that I'm happily married, mom to four, homeschooler, traveler, photographer, and never one to turn down a good cup of coffee.
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