Do You Feel Guilty When You Can’t ‘Do It All?’

Jodie StevensSometimes I feel like to many things have been filed under the ‘I’ll get to it someday category; with my abundance of ‘some days’ dwindling and the ‘I’ll get to its’ multiplying.

So many fish to fry in a fire full of irons on a plate that’s too full has me feeling overwhelmed.

Was it God’s plan that I accomplish everything? Did He want me to feel guilty for not responding to every email, tweet, LinkedIn request, Facebook post, or phone call?

Of course not, the unnecessary pressure I put on myself was stealing my joy.

2 Corinthians 9:7 tells us: “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

I have decided to complete every task I can manage in a day, and do it with joy! Then, let go of the things I can’t, and stop feeling guilty about it.

I don’t think God’s upstairs keeping score. If we seek him, He’ll validate our decisions.

 

Jodie Stevens

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