I’m not Superwoman
That has never been more evident than right now.
I’m slowing it down a bit in November to refuel. I’m out of balance and I know it. The thing is, I didn’t used to slow down. I pushed until the candle flickered, caught fire, spread to the kitchen curtains, and burned the house down.
I’m the house, just in case you missed my clever analogy.
Today I want to share a recent conversation with two of my closest friends, Holley Gerth and Jennifer Watson. We get raw about this superwoman issue a lot of us have going on, and what we can do about it.
It’s more than small talk. It’s you, me, Holley, and Jennifer stripping away the facade that we have to be superwoman, and how it’s impossible to maintain.
Sure, we all have some superpowers, but they are usually tied to a God who loves us like crazy.
When we realize that, we can give ourselves permission to take the cape off and just be.
Check out our last conversation on this topic. Join in and share your comments below.
I can’t wait to hear what you have to say.
We have another More Than Small Talk FB LIVE broadcast scheduled for this Tuesday!
Join Holley, Jennifer, and me on October 25th at 3:30 p.m. CT.
Our topic is “When our gratitude has an attitude.”
To join the LIVE conversation, “like” my ministry FB page. Make sure that you have notifications checked so you’ll be alerted to the LIVE conversation.
If you aren’t allowed to join LIVE, you can watch the recording afterwards.
This was so refreshing to hear! I agree that our capes and masks are really more to cover up our own feelings of inadequacy. To put on a good show. We are only fooling ourselves. God shines through cracked pots, not polished trophies. Thanks for the reminder!
You are welcome, Cheryl. As you can see from this broadcast, I was in dire need of the message myself!
Oh you girls are amazing! And I’m watching this on a Monday morning when the to do list so freaking long. But I, like you, have a November with space … on purpose. I’ll send in my first book manuscript this week and then I’m giving myself permission to take some time to refuel and to rest. So, Suzi, though we really don’t know each other, you are mentoring me this week!!
I love that, Teri. I turned in a book manuscript two weeks ago. I just finished my November schedule. I’ve put rest, read, and refuel on quite a few days. It’s not that my work has went away. It’s that I’m balancing it with filling back up. Thanks, Teri!
Oh my goodness I needed this post. I wish I had a cape so I could run through the house with the cape flowing behind me and then in one dramatic act throw it off. I struggle so with too much on my plate and the desire to be superwoman in all. Before reading your post, I had convinced myself as long as I could stay grounded, stay in the moment at hand, and tied close to God it was all doable. Which is great for the short term but not the long run.
I love the idea of running through the house with a cape on and then ceremoniously tossing it to the side! Do it! Film it. Let’s encourage each other to do the same!