I own this t-shirt….really. After enough people told me they thought I was Wonder Woman, I decided I needed the t-shirt….though I still don’t have the gold bracelets, the lasso of truth, or that invisible plane. That’s probably what I’d like most…the ability to fly around in invisible comfort and speed.
I tend to joke whenever someone uses that moniker, but I keep thinking if they really knew me and my day to day life, they’d know it really doesn’t apply.
I tried to organize a field trip for a few homeschooling families to a large art museum in Indianapolis. It was a comedy of errors. First, I picked a Monday. Then the night before the field trip one of my students pointed out to me that the museum is closed on Mondays. Whoops!
Then I picked a Wednesday at ten. The night before that date, a mom called to make sure I knew that the museum opened at eleven not ten. I had to laugh — an embarrassed laugh — but a laugh all the same. The mom chuckled with me and said it was good to know I make mistakes, too. I agreed.
You see, I’m not Wonder Woman. Instead I’m a woman who is doing the best she can with the many tasks in front of her. I try to keep everything moving. I try not to forget a task. I strive to meet or exceed every deadline. I even try to find a few moments for myself in the midst of homeschooling, teaching, taking classes, and writing books.
I often wonder if I’m enough. Did God make a mistake when He asked me to do certain things. Am I really the best person to mother my children? Did He make a mistake when He opened doors for me to write books?
But you know what He reminds me when I slow down long enough to listen? I’m not enough. But He is. And when I surrender to Him, He steps into the yoke with me. He takes the heavier load. All I have to do is lean into Him and His strength. Trust that He will give me all I am. And the wonder of it all is that when I do this, He gets the glory. And that’s what life is about.
Have you ever felt like you aren’t enough? How has God met you in those moments?