Not too long ago I was struggling being a Mom. My boys had recently lost their Dad. I was learning or attempting to learn how to be a single parent. Navigating all the things and in constant fear that I was going to make a mistake.
I thought I needed to be all the things for my boys. I was going to be the very best at being the good cop, bad cop, Mom, Dad, coach, counselor, cheerleader, advisor, nutritionist, disciplinarian, listener, chaplain . . . just ALL the things and ALL THE ROLES.
Until one day my very wise counselor told me that I only had one role. To be a Mom. That was it. It wasn’t my job to pick up all these other roles and carry the weight of all of those other jobs.
That was a huge lightening moment for me. And a huge gift. It freed me to do the one thing that God placed me here to do. Be a Mom. I could focus on that one role and be confident in doing the best job in that one role that I could.
I share this with you if you find yourself trying to pick up other jobs and roles that are not yours.
Let them go.
Be what God created you to be.
And if you’d rather listen,