I’ve tried, but it rarely works.
If, by chance, it looks like I’m doing it all—don’t be fooled. I’m completely stressed out and miserable. Not exactly worth “doing it all.”
So, I have to be honest with myself.
As much as I would like it to be different, I only have so much time and energy.
There are decisions to be made.
If I spend my day shopping at the mall, I won’t be home to clean the house.
If I decide cleaning the house is my priority, I won’t be able to watch a movie with my daughter.
The same holds true when we’re pursuing God-sized dreams.
God-sized Dream = A desire in your heart for more of what God has for you. ~Holley Gerth
Opportunities present themselves and we have to discern which will move us forward and which will not.
It won’t be easy. After all, who wants to turn down an opportunity?
I know I didn’t…but I had to.
I recently received three invitations. Two were to write guest blog posts to be online in March, and one was to co-host an (in)RL Meetup (a local gathering for a world-wide conference) in April.
I wanted to take them all on. But I knew I couldn’t.
I had to ask myself…what could I realistically commit my time to, and which of the three choices could I accomplish to the best of my ability?
Writing is where I feel God leading me, so I gladly accepted both writing projects.
But it was co-hosting the (in)RL Meetup that I needed to think and pray about. It would take time to plan and coordinate—time I really don’t have, unless I take it from other areas, like family and writing.
I had to decline, which was graciously accepted with understanding. (Thank you Anne!)
Saying “yes” to the writing projects meant I had to say “no” to co-hosting.
It was the decision I had to make because I know I can’t do it all…and I’m okay with admitting that.
When has saying “yes” to something meant you had to say “no” to something else?
Linking up with Heart to Heart with Holley, Sharing His Beauty, Winsome Wednesday, WholeHearted Home, Soli Deo Gloria, and Into the Beautiful.