We all hear it at times . . . the whisper in our hearts that says, “You really should be doing more.” It usually intrudes right in the middle of our ordinary. When we’re washing dishes. Or changing diapers. Or driving to work in the morning.
A wise friend of mine says it’s a dangerous lie because every time we tell ourselves we should be doing more, it leads to less . . .
Being less present where we are right now.
Less love for those who are right in front of us.
Can you trust that you’re where you’re supposed to be in this moment, doing what you’re supposed to be doing? Yes, be open to new possibilities. Learn. Grow. Take steps forward. But say “no” to the lie that you must do more.
Let’s take a deep breath, lean into grace, and live fully where we are today. God is already taking care of tomorrow (and He’s the only One who can).
God, You created the world in seven days and You have kept it spinning since. You don’t have trouble carrying out Your to-do lists. When it’s tempting to believe our worth is based on what we do, remind us that the only work You want from us is to believe (John 6:29). We choose to trust You and live in grace today. Amen.
God, who began a good work in you, will carry it on to completion. Php. 1:6
Cheering You On,
MORE FOR YOU
- Today’s post is part of the free series, Summer for Your Soul: 10 Truths to Strengthen Your Heart and Brighten Your Day. You can read all the posts here.
- This week on More than Small Talk we’re talking about what speaking the truth in love really means and how to avoid the extremes of truth without love or love without truth. Listen here.
- Make this the summer you finally start writing the words God has put in your heart. My online course, Be a Kick-Butt Writer by Friday, will help (and there’s a summer special).