I just love this concept! As a busy military wife, toddler mom, and owner of a fitness business I feel as though the world continues to teach me MORE HUSTLE! That's how you grow a business, how to become the do-it-all mom with perfect hair and kids with a clean shirt, or how you manage your home when your hubby and your home-life seems to always be changing. More hustle, hustle, hustle!
Maybe the whole hustle mentality has been bugging me lately because of the focus our MOPS group (Mops of Preschoolers) about EMBRACING REST. This doesn't mean quit working, or that your children are going to clean, feed, and dress themselves, but it has raised my attention on the fact that God created me for REST.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
Working on embracing rest in my to-do list driven life, has been on the list for a while now, and although I am getting better about creating a "Sabbath" hour or moment, I seem to feel nagged with guilt because "I WASN'T ENOUGH". I didn't finish those dishes, or wake up at 5 am to get my workout done. My business only got an hour of attention today, and my kid has only eaten bananas and snack bars. And here I am lashing out at the hubby AGAIN because he isn't satisfying all my anxiety about tragedy of the past and the unknown of the future... (you get the picture).
I am a MESS, and HUSTLE just seems like another thing that I am a FAILURE at! But then I read this... "Less Hustle, More Grace." And it reminded me of a verse in 2 Corinthians.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV
God's GRACE is SUFFICIENT! Grace is ENOUGH, when I am not! God's power is made PERFECT when I am weak... aka... when I FAIL! So, I don't know about y'all, but this IMPERFECT mama is clingin'' to GRACE and given' up the HUSTLE!