My life is such a balancing act between working full-time, homeschooling full-time, being a wife full-time, being a mother full-time, and following Christ full-time. I haven't quite mastered the balancing act. Something always has to be dropped on any given day. Given that my job keeps a roof over our heads and food on the table, that's a no-brainer. I put my best into my job. Since the education of our children is very important, and we have committed to homeschool, that's a no-brainer. I put my best into educating my children. My marriage is of utmost importance in my husband's life, my life, and my children's lives. That's a no-brainer. I put my best into my marriage. Being the mother of three children that each have differing special needs is non-negotiable - it's a fact of my life. That's a no-brainer. I be the best mom I can be. As a follower of Christ, being fully engaged with Him, and following His will in all things is paramount. That's a no-brainer. I follow Christ with all my heart, my soul, and my life. See where my dilemma lies? It's not possible to do my best with little sleep, run-down health, and no time with my Lord. So where is the best? Do I want perfection? Or do I simply do the best that I'm able, but keep an eye on the meter?
I can't do my best in just one area and leave the others to decline. I just need to do my best in all areas, but not perfection, and not at the expense of others. I guess that's my answer. If I'm spending too much time on any one thing to the exclusion of everything else, that's not my best. That's my worst. Now, how to implement that?
Any thoughts or insights?