I read a quote recently that said, “The more you are doing, the less well you are doing most, if not all, of it.”
Gulp. Admittedly, I relate.
Over-activity is one area of life where “less” is truly “more.
You may THINK you can do it all, but reality says, you can’t. Superwoman does not live here and chances are, she doesn’t live at your house either.
Why can’t we get it all done? Because we live, breath, and work within the confines of something over which we have no control.
That one thing in life is that which no matter who we are, where we come from, or what we do, we’re all given the exact same amount of.
You can’t buy more of it, you can’t earn it, you can’t control it, you can’t make it go by faster, you can’t make it go by slower, you can’t make it stop, you can’t erase it, you can’t multiply the hours within it.
We live within it’s limitation of 24 hours a day. Period.
The truth is this – we only have one chance at this life. Don’t let the world tell you how to spend such a priceless gift. Don’t waste your time worrying about what other people think of you, or living under the expectations of others.
Ask God first. He may have better ideas for you. After all, He’s the giver of your every day. He’s the one who created the day and night, the months, and years. He’s the one who dreamed up the seasons. He’s the one who knew the moment you would take your first breath. He’s the one who knows the moment you will take your last.
“Teach us how short our life is, so that we may become wise.” Psa. 90:12