It's simply not worth it... If we get our kids in a ton of activities,
but we never spend time with them.
If we serve everyone else,
but not our own husbands.
If we attend every function we're invited to,
but barely function at home.
If we tend to other gardens,
while weeds spring up in our own.
If we spend time running around,
when our homes are running circles around us.
If we offer pieces of ourselves to everyone,
and forfeit the peace of being everything to just a few at home.
If we have joy and laughter for friends and outsiders,
but those inside our homes experience something very different.
If we sing praises to the Lord on Sunday,
but repeatedly sing tunes of worry and doubt throughout the week.
If we please everyone,
and fail to please the Lord.
If we have lovely things
but have not love.
And so, I'm choosing to live a quiet life, work (diligently) with my hands, and to strive to do a few things well. The few things that matter. The few things I've been given to do. The few things that count for eternity.
And to all my friends, family, and colleagues out there: Please forgive me when I don't respond quickly to every email, attend every social gathering, join in on fun outings, or dive in to the wonderful work of ministry that I so long to do with so many in my real life and online communities. It's just my present season. I really do love you all, and I really do pray for you.
I'm just picking and choosing; I'm filtering and sifting. I'm discerning and decluttering. I'm moving things up to the top, and letting others work their way down. I'm letting go of fear of missing all the excitement that's going on out there, and attending to the mission field right here at my kitchen counter.
And I'm hanging on to doing a few things well, that my life might count for one thing alone. Have a blessed day, friends...doing just a few things well.