Doing It All

Today I’m linking up with Andrea and we’re sharing our struggles. This one I’m hoping I’m not alone in but also something I struggle with on a daily basis: Wanting to do it all.I’m a teacher, wife, friend, daughter, blogger, volunteer at church, and free-lance writer. I cook, clean, go to the gym, and so on. I’m not saying this because I want you see all the hats I wear because I know there are a lot of people who wear many more than I do and less as well. But I think as women, we generally struggle with the to-do list in our mind that never stops. Throw in my Type-A, perfectionist personality and some days some tears just have to be shed.Although the shadows I identify with are all really great things, it doesn’t change the fact that it can be overwhelming when they are all pulling for your attention. (And we don’t even have kids yet, I know!) Throughout the craziness I lean on the verse above and remember that my identity really needs to be found from above, in Christ. My sole purpose as I encounter all the situations and people who I am with each day is to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Is it easy? Far from it. Am I grateful that I lean on that and my relationship with Christ? More than words can say, yes. I love gaining wisdom from others on what helps them manage it all.

My question for you is: How do you manage and continue to ground yourself each morning and moment when you feel like you are being spread thin and wanting to do it all?