Psst…You’ve Done Enough for This Week

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We sit around a table at a local restaurant. My friends and I are sharing a dessert sampler {yum!}. The topic of conversation is guilt–but it’s not because of the sugar this time.

Nope, we’re talking about the guilt we feel in our everyday lives. The guilt it seems all women feel at one time or another.

Mine comes in a particular form, with a flavor as distinct as the slice of pie staring up at me from my plate. I tend to feel like what I do is never enough. I tell myself, “I’ll rest when it’s all done.” But it’s never all done.

My friends lean in gently, “Holley, you’re a dreamer. You’re always going to think of more than you can actually do.”

I almost drop my spoon on the floor. Because that’s it. Exactly it.

After that sentence it seems another comes to my heart from the One Who Loves Me…

“And I don’t expect you to.”

I lean back in my chair with a happy sigh. The guilt slides off my shoulders and slinks off to a corner somewhere.

Of course! We don’t need to do everything we can think of to do. That would be called “works.” We only need to say “yes” to what God asks of us, which is often far less than we imagine.

We do what we can and then we rest in grace.

This is the way we’re meant to live.

I smile at my friends and tell them I feel grateful enough to give them the last piece of dessert on my plate.



Holley Gerth

* this post was also featured at (in)courage *


I’m also on today sharing about how God Loves You More than You Dare to Dream


Whew. Don't we all need to know this is true? p.s. I chose this post to go up today almost a week ago before I came down with the flu. This is launch week for my new book, You’re Loved No Matter What: Freeing Your Heart from the Need to Be Perfect so being sick certainly didn’t fit my plans. I had to shred my to-do list and head to bed. And when I did, God kept reassuring me of what I shared above all over again: He’s got this. He’s got me.

And so many of you stepped up to help me out by sharing You’re Loved No Matter What on facebook and other places. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You made me feel less alone and more encouraged. I’m still not feeling well so if you didn’t get a chance to share the book and would like to, everything you need is here and it would mean a lot to me: Share the Love.


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About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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