When I feel Like I’m Not Enough

Am I doing enough? 

I find myself asking that question over and over in my head.

Sometimes I look at my fellow Moms and see them running businesses, volunteering hours of their time, and just killing it at everything that they’re doing. And sometimes I feel like I’m not keeping up.

Should I be working outside of the home?

Should I volunteer more? I know there are so many great opportunities available to me, but at this point in my life I just.don’t.have.the.time.

Between writing, blogging, being a good (decent) wife, mother, homeschool parent- I just don’t have enough hours in my day. And sometimes I get down on myself about it. I know I shouldn’t, but I do.

As a Christian, I worry I’m not doing enough. Am I working to bring others to His kingdom? Am I using my spiritual gifts?

I just don’t know.

My Husband and I had a conversation about this the other night. And this quote from Mother Teresa came out of my mouth, and I have no idea where I saw it. But, it soothed my questioning soul.

“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.”

Maybe I was created for a purpose such as this. Maybe THIS is me using my gifts. God gave me this specific child, with a unique set of gifts, that I get to raise. He gave me this Husband to love and support. So, I’m going to stop taking it all for granted, and I’m going to do just this.

This time in my life, I feel like it’s meant for me to be at home- loving my family.

But, if that’s not what you feel like your purpose is at this moment- that’s OKAY! Don’t get down on yourself. Don’t let judgement from others sway you. Maybe you’re EXACTLY where YOU’RE supposed to be.

I stopped in the middle of Spring cleaning my house to write this post- because I just felt like I NEEDED to share it. Maybe just so I could read it. But, I hope it gave you some peace and encouragement as well.

14 Comments

  1. This Messy Season

    February 5, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Girl, this is so beautiful! I loved every piece of it.

  2. Brittany

    February 5, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    This is something I struggle with as well! Beautifully written.

    1. mrsbishop

      February 5, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      Definitely something all of us moms can relate to! Thanks!

  3. Jaclyn Musselman

    February 5, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    It is easy to fall in the trap of feeling inadequate…especially as a mom. Thanks for the positive reminders!

  4. Nicole Banuelos

    February 5, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Such a great reminder! You are enough and you are doing great!

  5. Rachel

    February 5, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Although I’m not religious, it’s interesting to hear another moms perspective. I often worry that I’m just not ‘doing’ enough for my family.

  6. Suzanne Hines

    February 5, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! I need this reminder- like every day haha. Sometimes its so easy to compare and to miss the precious little lives that are right in front of me!

    1. mrsbishop

      February 5, 2018 at 10:34 pm

      Agreed- so easy to get caught in the comparison trap and we forget to savor where we are!

  7. Gospel Centered Mom | Mrs. Bishop

    February 6, 2018 at 8:01 am

    […] me right in the gut. Just like I shared earlier this week about being right where I’m supposed to be right now in my life,  this IS my story and He chose me to raise this particular child. And I should be doing so in a […]

  8. Lindsey

    February 6, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    SO much truth girl… beautifully said and a much needed reminder!

  9. Jennifer Maune | Maune Legacy

    February 6, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    What a great message! And we have to remember that everyone doesn’t always have it all together like we think (:

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