Guess who’s back again?!? Haha! I know... it’s been forever since our last post. It has been cray these past several months. Now trying to get back on track by writing a short encouragement. Something that God has been teaching me. So here it is -
As a follower of Jesus, a wife, a mom, a pastor, a friend and so much more, I have a lot on my to do list and that list is loooong. C’mon somebody!
Some are daily things to do, and some are weekly, monthly, yearly and so on. There’s just so many “Have to do” things. But I also have another list which is a “Want to do” list or Goals list.
Some of the things on my goals list are: 1. To be as healthy as I can be so I can be there for my kids and grandkids which requires me to go to the gym at least 3 times a week and of course eat healthy. 2. Another soft goal is to read (finish) 2 Leadership books a month (on top of articles and blogs and podcasts) because continual improvement and growth is a family/church value we have. 3. I want to nurture old and new relationships which requires regular communication and making them feel I am there for them. And so much more.
To be honest, It can get overwhelming sometimes. And I have asked the question many of you might have asked too - “How do I find balance in all of these?” Here’s what I want you to know - you might want to be and do a lot of things and you want to balance it all but THE GOAL IS NOT BALANCE but FAITHFULNESS.
“Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:2 NLT
We are stewards of everything that we have. Our bodies, our relationships, our jobs. I think it starts from understanding and acknowledging the season you are in. If you are a new mom, your season requires you to focus on nurturing your little one - enjoy these moments, which you can never get back. You might not be able read all the books you want or go to the gym (yet) because of the season you’re in - that’s okay. You might be in a season of taking care of your elderly dad or mom and it’s hard for you to do other things like going out to meet your friends - you are to be faithful to God in that season of caring and loving on your parent and going out as much as you want can be put on hold.
Whenever you feel frustrated because you are not able to do all the things you want to do remember faithfulness is the goal. What is God asking you to do now in this season? Be faithful in that because in the end faithfulness yields fruitfulness.