I am a writer/divorce/brain tumor survivor/child of God. God has blessed me with experiencing many avenues of pain. I pull from these experiences every time I speak to others about the mercy and grace of my Heavenly Father. I understand many of these people. I’ve experienced lots of their types of pain. I know these feelings–as well as the comfort and healing power of God–are real.
But I can’t reach everyone, nor was I meant to. Just as the body has hands and feet (check out 1 Corinthians 12:12-31), so does the body of Christ. And each part of this body has its own objective.
God has instructed us all to love one another, so that’s something we all can aspire to do. But don’t try to do everything. Only put your energy into doing what God has designed you to do.
This time of year, we all have standards we want to exceed. In the midst of all the celebration and hoopla, be kind to yourself. Love those around you. Offer what you can, and be good with that. Your success is following God’s plan. Measure your success by His standards.
Set time aside to focus on that. You’ll be happy you did.