You know when the title of a blog post jumps out at you and screams “READ ME!”? This was one of those titles.
As a mother, a wife, a cook, a driver, a teacher, a blogger, a photographer (etc!) I often feel like I’m being pulled in a million directions, just like Amy in her 5 Minutes for Faith article this week:
As a wife, mother, daughter, friend, speaker, writer, Bible study teacher, school volunteer, (the list could go on) I sometimes feel pulled in a thousand different directions. I have responsibilities in each of these areas and it’s often difficult to juggle them all. There are days I find myself paralyzed, not sure which item to tackle first on my never-ending list of things to do. I feel like I’m hanging on the end of my rope. Can any of you relate?
It is during these times of feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed, that I sometimes slip into the trap of negative self-talk. I mentally “beat myself up.” Thoughts like “If I just had more self discipline, then I could get everything done. Am I even called to speak or to write in the first place? Will anything I say or write make a difference anyway? Am I the best person for this? Surely there is someone better qualified than me…..