You hit the ground running as soon as you get out of bed in the morning. You rush around getting breakfast fixed, lunches made, and everyone out the door and at their appointed places in a timely fashion. You go from phone call to emails to people stopping by your desk to texts to phone calls. . . You know how it goes. Evenings are full of doing homework, fixing supper, making sure everyone had a bath, a bedtime snack, and listening to those beautiful bedtime prayers. Then, it’s time to clean the kitchen, fold that last load of clothes, and hopefully have a few minutes to unwind before exhaustion takes over. You feel like life is a never ending merry-go-round. You feel like you’ll never catch up. Is this you?
Friends, I have been there and done that. I can remember going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark. There were always dishes in the sink and clothes in the dirty clothes basket. But I have finally come to the realization that I don’t have to “do it all!” As long as I am being a good steward of the time with which the Lord has blessed me – then, I must let whatever I get done be enough. We are all given the same 24 hours in a day. It’s what you do with it that matters.
We must, “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). We must “love the Lord our God with all of our hearts, with all of our minds, with all or our souls and with all of our strength” (Mark 12:30). We must “redeem the time for the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16). We must “be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:2). When we have our hearts right and when we have our priorities straight, we might not get everything done that we want to get done, but we must let whatever we do that day be enough. Give yourself some slack. We must be careful for nothing, prayerful for everything, and thankful for all things (Philippians 4:6). It’s only then that we can say as Paul said, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Yes, we can do it “all,” but we don’t have to do it all in one day!
May what you do today be enough. Simply blessed, Courtney