I have a habit of wanting to ensure that I always stay on a schedule. A schedule for me means order, it means being able to be prepared for what’s coming next. However, lately I have been evaluating my schedule system. Not that I am thinking schedules are not effective, I have been looking at does my schedule interfere with me being able to enjoy some of the most important moments in life. I get worried about the kids bedtime being off, or not having enough time for my me time, or dinner being on time. This may sound a bit much, but having a project manager background there was always an awareness of milestones and deadlines! Some of the deadlines may have adjusted but if you were a part of my team not by much. So of course it has impacted my personal life.
I want you to ask yourself, much like I did, has my schedule or strict regimen gotten in the way of me being able to enjoy some of the important things in life? The kids wanted to stay up 15 min past bedtime to watch a movie and bond, or stay outside playing with friends after a late dinner, maybe you or the kids overslept and you found yourself yelling at everyone all day because your day was thrown off. As a busy parent myself these same things I am faced with. The idea of being a super mom and “doing it all”, sometimes weighs heavy. However, none of us are perfect, we don’t have the formula for managing it all, we are given a good measure of strength to persevere by a supernatural God. He gives us the portion to which He has granted. I have found that I alone can make the decision to extend myself grace. For the hard days, the long days, for
the not so good days. I would like to invite you to do the same. I end with this scripture as it has been on my mind all week. This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalms 118:24 NLT)