A Resolution to Give My Best

Note to reader: The following is the result of further study, research and reflection after reading a portion of The Resolution for Women by Priscilla Shirer, a book written upon the influence of the movie Courageous, which hit theaters nation-wide in September/October of 2011.

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for God’s glory. 1 Corinthians 10:31

In the next section of The Resolution for Women, Shirer points to giving God our best and using our best to serve others.

All too often, we tend to spread ourselves (especially us women) too thin, thinking we have to do it all. We’ve got worship team for three services on Sunday mornings, the luncheon in the afternoon, work from 8-5 Monday through Friday, teaching yoga on Monday and Thursday mornings, Bible study on Tuesday nights, Awana and youth group on Wednesday evenings, volunteering at the local food pantry on Thursday nights, the kids’ soccer game on Friday and Saturday and then kids ministry the following Sunday. All of these things crammed into one week is a little much, don’t you think?

In spreading ourselves too thin, we are unable to perform a single task 100%. We simply cannot do a thousand things to the glory of God all at one time. We can only handle one or two things at a time.

Bring your best. Without the martyr syndrome. Even if no one notices (remember, God sees). Do it anyway. For His glory. His opinion of you is the only one that matters.

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