Doing It All
Doing it all
I used to think I had to do it ALL, all at once. I had to keep my grades up, be involved in as many extracurricular activities I could to get into college, I had to finish my college degree while raising a young family, while volunteering in my children’s classrooms, and other community service, including church service. My house had to be clean and perfect. I had to keep my body fit, while juggling the needs of everyone around me. I had to be the best version of myself ALL at once!
It was exhausting. I was frustrated most of the time. I just couldn’t do it ALL at once. And I knew there was something wrong with me. I looked around and it appeared that other women could do it all, but I fell short. I compared and despaired. I always felt like I would run out of time and my life would show for nothing.
I have learned, over the years, that I cannot do it ALL, all at once, and that is okay. There is nothing wrong with me. Maybe others can, but I cannot, or rather I choose not to. Knowing that I can choose what I pursue, when I choose to do so, has given me peace, freedom and, ironically, I have found I can do more than I ever dreamed I could. I gave myself permission to let go of the thought “I have to do it all right now”. And it is a wonderful thing!
There is a time and a purpose for everything in our lives (Ecclesiastes 3:1). We are not meant to do it ALL, all at once. That is not God’s plan. I choose to do what I can do and want to do in the season of life I am in and that, my friends, has made such a difference in my life!
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