“There are no perfect days…just precious moments you and I are offered to practice the ministry of availability.” –Jill Savage, NO MORE PERFECT MOMS
Challenge: Is there any way you can adjust your commitments to leave room for availability? Evaluate your volunteer responsibilities in an effort to keep some margin in your days in order to better handle real life.
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12
“We need perspective to keep us from reacting when our plans fall through. We need the perspective that the moment we are in is just as important as the moment we planned on that didn’t happen the way we thought it would.” –Jill Savage
Challenge: Instead of reacting negatively when things don’t turn out as expected, stop and take time to process before responding. What new opportunities can come out of this change in plans?
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
“The by-product of a marginless life is stress. A life with margin discovers the beauty of contentment, simplicity, balance, and rest.” –Jill Savage
Challenge: Throughout the day today, notice the times you feel stressed because you don’t have enough time. Pay attention to when you’re short with your kids or spouse because you’re stressed with obligations. Then think about how life would feel if you weren’t always “crazy busy” or frantically running from one task to another. Write down the commitments you’ve made to things outside of your home and weigh them against your stress level and your family’s welfare. It might be time to say “no” to something outside your home in order to say “yes” to those who are most important to you.
Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me. Psalm 54:4
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