I’m just wondering if I am the only one in the entire world who feels this way…
One of my kids has something they need to talk to me about now. The other needs help with homework.
My phone is pinging with texts. Work called with an emergency as my husband walks through the door starving – and needing to talk about ‘something important.’
Laundry is piled in the corner, the house is a mess, the dog needs to go out and the volume in the house is coming to a fever pitch.
Who ARE those people who just walked through???
Facebook friends are mad I haven’t answered their posts and I keep promising myself “I will work out today.” NOT! Finally, I fall into bed, leaving only a fragment of me for my husband. Happy marriage honey.
In conversations with other parents and spouses, I found out this crazy thing… I am not alone.
The stalking feeling that we should be all things to all people and simply can’t leaves us with an empty feeling of guilt, self-defeat and regret. We have help with these feelings. There is an enemy that wants us to fail and constantly whispers in our ear, “do more… it’s not enough… a little more… you’re not finished yet.”
How do we combat this?
Something I have started fighting for, every day, is to start by reading my Bible . By fighting, I mean pushing things out of the way, and clawing my way to my reading room. Sometimes every step in that direction feels like a personal war with 100 good reasons to stop and help the family or do some chore to make the day go.
The enemy will use the tool of guilt and distraction to keep us from the ONE THING that will help us through the day. GOD!
Everyone knows the squeaky wheel gets the grease. But He is too much a gentlemen to yell for our attention. But it doesn’t mean He doesn’t want it and we don’t NEED it!
So here is the thing. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
We ALL feel this way. It’s normal! We don’t have to accomplish more or be all things to all people.
All we have to do is start our day alone with Him. Even 15 minutes of prayer and reading can change our day in ways that we can’t even imagine.
I want to give you a ray of hope and a challenge at the same time. Right now – commit to taking 15 minutes in the beginning of the day to spend with Him. Everything will change. You don’t have to believe me, take Him at His Word.