Monday, May 03, 2010

Are you getting it all done?

I don't get it all done. I was talking to a friend at church who feels defeated because she does not get it all done. Neither do I!

I did not ....
  1. Make anything super cute for advent...we just read
  2.  take professional looking photos of my kids! I am happy I can operate my camera.
  3. make 3 Easter Dresses each year
  4. Although I did this year I normally don't get it together to get pictures of my kids in the bluebonnets!
  5. take scraps of fabric and turn them into super cool flowers & rings and other items. (Wish I could!)
  6. now nor will I in the future have an etsy shop with my homemade creations!
  7. know where everything is, all the time
  8. buy super cute shoes
  9. not keep my house perfectly clean.
  10. I go to all the super sales at the mall
  11. Participate in a lot of activities
  12. normally have perfectly dressed or clean kids
  13. teach my children Latin
  14. Homeschool through the summer
  15. refrain from all Fast food for 2009 (or 10 for that matter)
  16. Memorize the Gospels & the Epistles in a year 
  17. have kids who normally wear shoes or for that matter remember to bring their shoes with them into town.
BTW, it's not about this stuff it's, about what our motivation is to do this stuff. Most of these activities are neutral (1 Cor 10:23).

The real question is do I....
  1. try to teach what is good.
  2. ...train the younger women to love their husbands and children
  3. act in a manner that shows I am self-controlled and pure
  4. stay busy at home
  5. am I kind (to my children, husbands & others?)
  6. am I subject to my husbands
  7. read God's word and meditate on it?
  8. act as the hands and feet of God?
It's kind of like what I tell my kiddos all the time "keep your eyes on the prize!" It doesn't matter if we keep up with what our sisters (in Christ) are doing, we are to "keep our eyes on the prize" which is Jesus! In this pursuit we have set a different standard then what God has set and we often find ourselves falling short. Let's focus on our relationship with God, Family & People instead.  Just like Titus 2:3-5 (see the list of do's  #1-5) and His word (Duet 17:19) Be encouraged, be encouraged. Do not compare yourself to other women but instead let us look to the word and train ourselves to follow it.


Mrs. H. said...

Wonderful post Kyle! This kind of thinking is the only way to be a happy, contented wife and momma. If we could all just remember this every moment. :-) Hope you are feeling better!

Unknown said...

Amen :) wonderful reminder for us all!

-ashley carter

brianna said...

Hi! I'm here from Kat's Inspired to Action blog. And I love this! So glad you left your blog address there. Did I mention I love this post? So very encouraging. Thank you!

mommaof3 said...

Thanks, Kyle! I love this list. I want to make my own.....

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