Standard of Grace ~ Taking a Step Back

I need this print from Emily Ley in my house. Today I feel like I need it on every wall and every door and on a big fat stress ball.

I'm not sure what happened. In some ways I'm not that busy and in others I'm incredibly busy. Have I made busyness a badge of honor? Why do I feel so overwhelmed? Am I being too hard on myself? Have I said yes to too much? I'm not sure.

Whatever the case, I had a nicely portioned little plate of life in my hands and I was methodically taking bites of each section. I had a plan for getting through everything.

And then God put a few more things on the plate. And He left some questions unanswered.

Why did He do that?

I don't know.

Maybe so I would trust Him more instead of trusting my to do list. Maybe so I would pray more and plan less. Maybe so I would think more about what He wants for my life than what I want. It's probably all of those things. And probably a few more things that I won't realize until I'm looking at it from the other side.

So today my goal is grace. Show grace to others. Show grace to myself. Praise God for all the grace He's given to me.

And if I get a few things on my list accomplished? Great. If I don't, that's fine too.