At the end of any given day do you feel like you could’ve done more or done things better? Is your To Do List always long? Do you have a list of people you think you should please or standards you should to meet?
Deep within me all I desire is for my Lord to consider me a “good and faithful servant”. In reality, there are also people I want to please. I do allow others to impose their own standards and expectations on me. I let all these other things impact my decisions and the way I feel about myself when I lay my head on my pillow.
I need to simplify my life by only giving priority to the things that are priorities to God in terms of where He has me and where He is taking me. I need to let Him determine the tasks that belong on my “plate” and find peace in letting go of all the other ones!!
The tasks that I release may include pleasing others, including family. I may have to let go of good causes that may just be out of season for me right now. I need to pray about and lay at Jesus’ feet the self-imposed and unattainable task of being a “perfect mommy”! I have been coming to the comforting realization that it does not take being a perfect mom or raising perfect children to be considered one of God’s “good and faithful” servants.
What tasks do you need to let go of today?