How many hats are you wearing this week?
If you’re anything like the rest of us women, you’re wearing more hats than you have room for on your head:
Working Woman, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Daughter, Volunteer, Friend. There’s carpools and meetings, deadlines, and practice, doctor appointments, and homework. It’s enough to make your head spin.
So how do we do it? How do we get everything done? How do we corral the hats and herd the cats? Do you look at your week ahead and want to crawl back in bed and stay there until Saturday?
What if I told you there was one key, one life hack, that could make all the difference? Would you want it?
Here it is:
Keep the Main thing, the main thing.
Another word for it: Focus
Another: Be present.
When Jesus went to Martha’s house for dinner, Martha was busy preparing to be a great hostess while her sister sat at Jesus’ feet doing nothing to help. When Martha complained to Jesus about her sister, Jesus said to Martha,
“My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Can you relate to Martha? I can. Worried and upset over the details. Looking at what needs to be done, wondering how you will ever accomplish it all alone.
What is that one thing that Mary discovered? Was it sitting at the feet of Jesus? Yes. Was it being still in the presence of God? Yes. But it was more than that. The only thing worth being concerned about is the present. It’s about focusing on God and His purpose for that moment.
Can you do that one thing? Are you willing to let the future go and focus on God in the present moment?
That is what is important. God does not want us fretting over what will happen tomorrow, or next week. He wants us to focus on now, and His presence in the now.
God doesn’t want us to live in the past either. Thinking about what we could’ve done better, or punishing ourselves for past mistakes. He wants us to enjoy Him in today.
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What would it look like if you focused on God in each task? After all, isn’t God the main thing in everything we do?
What if you asked God to help you complete that report or project at work in a way that honored Him?
What if you asked God to help you show love to your kids as you take them to school, or practice?
What if you asked God to help you make dinner or do laundry for His glory?
What if you thought about Him in the staff meeting, saying a prayer for each person in the room?
What if God was your focus, instead of your calendar?
How would your life change? Imagine having peace in every moment, and purpose in every task.
How would your energy level go up, if you placed each task in God’s hands instead of trying to do it all yourself?
How would your relationships be affected if you focused on God’s desire for the person you are with at that moment?
Suddenly, that to-do list doesn’t seem so impossible.
When God is the focus, God does the work through us. Now we can rest in His ability instead of focusing on our inability.
So the next time you feel like you are wearing too many hats for your head, stop, take them off and lay them at God’s feet. Stay in the moment, focused on God, and let Him take care of the rest.
Are you willing to give this a shot this week?
I can guide you and would love to pray for you.
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