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"And see that all things are done in wisdom and order, for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order."
– Mosiah 4:27
I take great comfort in this verse. I struggle, like most women, moms, and wives, with doing everything that is required of me on a daily basis. Having four kids out of school for the summer, it takes a lot of creativity on my part to teach, entertain, and redirect them nonstop. Left to their own devices, the kids would be staring at computer screens for the rest of their lives, so I have to frequently intervene and redirect them to something a little more constructive. I am also trying to keep the house in order and be consistent with my weekly housekeeping schedule. Of course, that is a lot harder with four extra bodies making messes all over the house, and diverting more time to them instead of my chores.
"It is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength."
I try to be very honest with myself and my abilities. I am so NOT Wonder Woman. I have limits! I need naps. Daily. I need caffeine. Every morning. I need a little time in the afternoon to veg with whatever book I'm currently reading. I try to get up before the kids so I can read my scriptures by myself, and have a few minutes to ponder on things of eternal worth.
All of this keeps Mommy sane and happy. And a happy Mommy makes a happy home.
Be wise and honest about your abilities and limits. I do feel that God gave us limits, as well as our talents, because He wants us to grow in wisdom and grace. He wants us to come to Him. He will teach us how to work within our limits and excel at the same time. He knows how it is done. Come unto Him, and win the prize of eternal life.