One thing I am constantly struggling with is balance. I told a friend the other day how I have been exercising consistently for the past year... until the past month. When school got started I guess I had to let one of my spinning plates drop...and that was the one. Starting a new job, being in charge of the parent's club at Anne's school, normal mom and wife duties, church duties, all took place over working out. I know, like many of you, we struggle daily to keep balance in our life. I long for the feeling of getting everything done and ending the day feeling accomplished and like I've please everyone.
But alas, there's no hope in doing all those things, right? I mean, there's always more that I could have done, or someone that is left hanging. I think we put too much pressure on ourselves. We have unrealistic expectations of what we can accomplish in a day. And not only on ourselves, but on our spouses and children. We set unattainable goals for them as well.
I'm still working on this and I'm sure I always will be. But as I grow and mature it does get easier. The Lord is teaching me about resting in him and only boasting in him. About all things being done for him. And that really takes the pressure off me. Anything good I do is because of him.