Hmmmm, it is true, I cannot handle much outside of my home. Life is a constant balance of making commitments and trimming back on commitments. My season is changing a little where I can go some and not feel like life is spinning out of control, but it is still minimal that I can handle without feeling my family is suffering.
A sweet, sweet friend (she is like a daughter to me) is struggling because amidst having four small children she tried to do a home business. Now the business is stealing way too much time and this mommy is feeling like a failure. “How can so many other moms do multiple things and do it well?” she questions. I don’t know, because that is not me.
All I do know is that we must not compare ourselves to others, we must live amidst the convictions we have before God.
I can get frustrated with how wimpy I am; yet, understanding myself is better than living life over the edge all the time. There is one strength God has given me….although I can’t handle going, I love having people in my home. Having people in is not overwhelming to me, it is refreshing. A little wood violet still shows up though, because I must still have my alone time. Amidst weekends or weeks of company I know I need to meet with my source of strength, Jesus. Without the protection of Him, my wood, I wither.
So whether you are a sunflower or a wood violet, bloom where you are planted. Don’t try to be what God has made someone else. Thrive in the abilities Your Maker has given you.