Between FOMO (fear of missing out) and YOLO (you only live once), there’s no question that it takes serious effort to live a life that doesn’t require you to live exhausted or mindlessly. But as Somer said it in class yesterday:

“One of the ways we deviate from God’s calling on our lives is by adding too much to it.” 

And while we don’t want to minimize the challenges many are facing right now, we also don’t want to miss the opportunity to learn from what God is doing – because He is always working.

We wanted to share an analogy with you from this week’s mastermind that hopefully will help you carefully evaluate your pre-pandemic life. Consider the difference between a buffet and fine dining.

  • It’s your responsibility to get the food
  • Buffets are exhausting. (You and your spouse
    never sit down at the same time: someone needs
    to go to the bathroom, someone is somehow
    already ready for ice cream, someone else
    needs food, someone has to watch the purse, etc.)
  • You get food you don’t even like because you don’t want to miss out.
  • There are lots of mediocre chefs in the kitchen.
  • You leave feeling sick.
  • Food is brought to you.
  • Fine dining is relaxing.
  • You get to order exactly what you’re craving most – nothing more, nothing
  • There is one, trained chef in the kitchen.
  • You leave feeling satisfied.

real talk: when you think about your pre-pandemic schedule, was your life more like a buffet or fine dining?

If you want more of this truth-filled convo + practical questions to evaluate your pre-pandemic live so you can live out “making it your ambition to live a quiet life” (1 Thessalonians 4:11) moving forward, we’d LOVE to meet you inside our community. swHw is for working women who love Jesus and desire to use their gifts for the glory of God and the good of others.  

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