Monthly Archives: July 2013

For the Days You Feel Like Less

John 3.30

There are days I feel like less. Depending on the day, it might be less skilled, less useful, or less liked by others. And sometimes, I just feel like less. Just. Less.

It happens when I compare myself to others, leading to jealously, anger, and feeling like someone else is better than me.

Maybe you’ve been there too, feeling…

…like less of a mom when you watch other moms who seem to have it all together.

…less loved when you see other marriages.

…less valuable to God when you can’t do what He calls someone else to do.

…less talented when you read or view someone else’s work.

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3 Important Questions that Help Me Live My Purpose

pad lock with heartKnowing my purpose makes decisions easier.

Have you defined your purpose? Your mission statement? Your reason for getting out of bed and doing whatever it is you do?

Rick Warren said the following in The Purpose Driven Life:

“The search for the purpose of life has puzzled people for thousands of years. That’s because we typically begin at the wrong starting point—ourselves. We ask self-centered questions like What do I want to be? What should I do with my life? What are my goals, my ambitions, my dreams for my future? But focusing on ourselves will never reveal our life’s purpose.”

I used to think my purpose was defined by what people thought about me.

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Hold On To What You Believe

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Have you ever had to walk through a familiar room in the dark and rely on your memory to get you to where you are going with out stubbing your toe or hitting your knee on a sharp edge of something? It is kind of scary isn’t it? You have to trust your memory and hope nothing has moved since you last saw it, feeling your way through the dark.

Lately I have had a song stuck in my head, a song that I don’t mind replaying over and over again. It has brought me comfort and spoken truth to me on and off as my husband and I have had to walk through dark rooms of faith lately.

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Why We Keep Trying to Do it All

I couldn’t sleep. Not because of worry about a loved one or a crisis or impending deadlines. I couldn’t sleep because I suddenly felt the enormity of trying to do it all.

Not Just a Matter of Managing Time

I’ve always been fond of the notion that if I find the right time management approach, I’ll be able to do it all. I’ve been testing a different method of getting things done each week and I keep finding ways to be productive. But none of my task hacks have decreased my giant list of things I think I should be doing–and doing well.

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