So this post is kind of like a fun sized candy bar… it’s short but it’s jammed packed with goodness. I hope this just encourages you to push through this week and to hold yourself to a standard of grace and not perfection.
I think something I struggle with the most in my life is finding peace. But if I find it, I also struggle with accepting peace sometimes. I am so stressed all the time and, truthfully, can tend to find fulfillment in how busy I am.
As a Christian I know that there is so much importance in slowing down and just waiting on the Lord, but girl, I know it is so hard sometimes to do that. Especially if you tend to be a people pleaser like me who feels a strong need to be everybody’s “go to” and someone they can always count on.
I aim to be everybody’s “yes girl”, their supergirl, superfriend, superdaughter, superathlete, superstudent… I aim to be everybody’s superhero. But I’m not, and I can’t ever be that.
I started reading a book called “The Best Yes” which is about managing your tasks in a godly way which means sometimes saying no. All I can say is that this book could not have been given to me at a better time than right now.
It’s teaching me that it is impossible to please everyone. And I need to be okay with that. I need to be okay with not being supergirl, and just being a girl with a super God.
So I want to take this little page of text to encourage you to stop trying to be a superhero. You are not invincible and you can’t be everything for everyone. This week I want you to be cautious before you add more decisions and tasks to your plate. Ask the Lord if this is the best time to take on more responsibilities.
But most of all, stop putting pressure on yourself to be this superhero you dream of being. Just be what you can. Be loving and be willing to encounter Jesus. Nothing else matters.
I promise you that this week things will get a little crazy and you may be thrown some curve balls, but peace is just around the corner. It’s in your Bible, it’s in the beautiful sunrise, and it’s in the moments you allow yourself to take a deep breath.
I want to reassure you guys that I am praying for each and everyone of you and I hope you know that nobody expects you to be a superhero. So don’t expect yourself to be one either. Allow that superhero position to be upheld by Christ, the only true superhero.
XOXO, The Christian Prepster