Yes, you can have both peace and productivity.
We want to get things done - the right things - without getting stressed. Stress often comes from misaligned, false expectations. When our expectations align with reality, we can gain traction & make a difference.
We want to have our cake and eat it too. Then we realize that’s not possible, so we give up on cake ever existing in the first place.
Do not give up.
Our problem is we confuse productivity and organization with control. We put our energies into controlling stuff and controlling others, but we’re only called to control ourselves.
Before we can disciple others, we must be disciples. We must submit to God’s training just as the toddler must submit to ours. Trust Him. His training ground - your home - is a place where Fruit of the Spirit can grow. They do grow for those who seek them; they do not magically appear to those who avoid exercising them.
All of life - even (especially!) mom life - is for sanctification. Our job is to be sanctified, not sanctify others.
Repent. Rejoice. Repeat.
Mystie and her husband Matt are both second-generation homeschoolers now classically educating their five kids at home. From high school to preschool, homeschool days are swinging, book-slinging, rollicking times.
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