Thursday, August 28, 2008

How Do You Do It All?

You don't. I have quickly come to realize that you can't do it all. No matter how hard you try. We can't do it all well. I am sure many of you already know this. I sort of did but now I really know it! So far this week two of us have had the stomach flu and now I am searching for a house cleaner. I just can't do it all.

When life is manageable, it is easy to forget that when we are weak, HE is strong. I have come to know this truth very intimately this week. God has worked out so many little details to just get us through the week. I have also realized that He is more than strong even when we aren't at our best. I haven't had near the time to do my bible study, study word meanings, or extended devotion time (some days, it is daily bible reading on lunch break in the car) But thankfully, I am learning that His strength doesn't depend on me. I have always known this but usually I am doing all the things that a good, little christian should so I never really put it to the test as I have this week.

But what a relief, sweet relief. I know that my actions don't change Him. How awesome is that! He is so good to me, even when I am not as good back. I can't tell you what that does to my heart right now!


Breanne Vasquez said...

He is - glad you had good first week at work. I am so jealous you get a house cleaner!!!

Pat said...

I so agree! Even trying to "do it all" sets us on a course for destruction. I have always loved knowing that what God has CALLED me to do, He equips me to do.
When I get tired, overwhelmed or confused,
I know that I am off His path!
Great post!

Anonymous said...

Funny you should write a blog about this because even though I have been working the whole time with kids it never gets easier. You dread summer time then you dread when school starts back because of the homework. Now with 2 in school it's even harder. Hudson and I were working on a powerpoint presentation that he has to make to his class in the next week or so...3rd grade! who would have guessed ppt already! I stress myself out sometimes trying to get it done and volunteering way to much. I have to constantly remind myself that "it's OK". I heard a good phrase lately and I have tried repeating it to myself a few times "I am a better me when I have less on my plate." I love you and miss you terribly.