There is something I have come to realize when it comes to busy lives. We wear it like a badge. For whatever reason, as much as we hate living that way, we don’t feel right unless we are busy.
It sounds good to rattle off a list of hats that we wear. For some, it’s their way of impressing others.
Maybe it’s my age but I am getting to a point where I care less and less what others think. I know that may sound harsh but the game of being supermom just isn’t fun anymore.
No one wins in that game. Instead, all you get is emotional and physical weariness. I want to be strong and I am finding that the only way this can happen is when I seek the Lord’s direction for my life—not in what I think others expect of me.
I’ve been making small changes in my life recently (and some have been made for me). But with each one, I notice a difference in my energy level and my mindset.
My goal is to get away from the constant feeling of fatigue and being the cranky mom. This isn’t the legacy that I want to leave behind.
I’m learning that busyness doesn’t make me a better person or a better mom. In fact, it can end up having the opposite effect.
It’s time to lay down my schedule, my activities and my pursuits on the altar. It’s time to allow God to consume in the fire what doesn’t belong.
“Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he has built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss…” (I Corinthians 3:13-15).
© 2012, Stephanie Romero