I'm so sorry to have to do this, but I'm about to have to bang a drum that has been beaten half to death.
In the words of the Apostle Paul, "these things are not tedious for you, but they are good for your instruction."
Maybe there are some things we need to hear a million times just to remember they are really true. I mean, it's definately true at my house, I find myself saying the same thing all the time because no one believes me.
You are so loved. Jesus loves you. People will think your weird if you don't put pants on. You are special. If you don't get that mess cleaned off the table there will be no food on that table tonight.
You get the gist.
So I'm gonna say this and hope it just comes as a sweet reminder to you: That's not your job.
There are actually only a very few things in your life that only you can do. Be a wife to your husband. Be a mother to your kids. Pour out the passions God has put on your heart. Nobody else can do those things.
Everything else? Negotiable.
I mean that literally. It's negotiable.
A lot of times when we are feeling like we are falling short it's because we are taking on way too much. It is, of course, a cultural by-product of specialty and social media highlights.
We see the collective doing amazing things and try to take that on as an individual. Nope.
You've heard it before, but maybe you need to hear it again. They have designers. If they are designers then they have photographers. If they are photographers then they have stylists. Not a joke y'all. You absolutely cannot believe this lie.
How about a handy two-step solution?
Identify what in you life only you can do. Just you. And then identify what feeds you, because that's essential too. Get a clear picture in your head of just how little has to be on your plate for you to be nourished and nourish others.
If you're like me you just saw that and though $$$$$, but hear me out!
Convenience in the form of dollar menu from McDonald's three meals a day probably isn't good for anyone. But there are all sorts of healthy meal delivery services these days. Still too much? I gave my big kids a knife and taught them how to cut vegetables.
You are valuable, gifted, and smart. Find a way to get the help you need. Make trades. Train kids. And unload some of the junk on your plate.
Hear me when I tell you this not only is that not your job, but that job was specifically created for someone else.