Don’t Save Your Best For Later

It’s no secret, I’m LOVING Priscilla Shirer’s book The Resolution for Women.  So much, that I’m inching along because I truly don’t want it to end.  Priscilla gets women–our struggles, our strengths, and what tugs and pulls on our heartstrings.  She also gets the Bible and knows how to make scriptures we may have heard 1,000 times before come to life in a new and fresh way.

So this morning, when I read “Therefore, whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for God’s glory” (1 Corinthians 10:31).  Initially I thought, “I’ve heard this before…”

But she goes on to talk about how often, we women are so determined to do 1,000 things rather than choosing 1 or 2 to wholly and completely devote to God.  “When you choose to do everything, you can’t do anything well.  But, when honoring God is your focus, it pares down your purpose and narrows your focus.”  

She continues to say that we can’t save our best for laterwaiting for the “perfect season” when we can really give God everything.  “Nothing in God’s eyes is too menial to be worthy of our wholehearted devotion.”

She then goes on to talk about one of my most favorite life lessonsliving in the “now” moment.  It’s so easy to put things off and delay our best for the next season of life.  In my own home, I often tell myself, that once I have kids, then I’ll really take the time to bring order and peace into my home…are you kidding me? Is that not the WORST logic ever?!  I need to get that under control now, because moms, tell me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think those babies are going to help bring order and peace into my home.

I LOVE what Priscilla writes below:

“Don’t save your best for later.

Don’t wait to finish school, reserving your best work for whenever you land a real job that’s actually taking you somewhere.  Don’t wait until you’re married when the things you do will feel more like they’re contributing to building a home and a life.  Don’t wait until you start a family, thinking you’ll be more inspired to give your best when you have children to invest in.  Don’t wait until your kids leave the nest, biding your time until you’re freer to pour yourself into the next challenge….

Don’t wait for another time, another set of circumstances, another accomplishment, or another pay raise before flinging the full weight of your potential into the mixeven if you’re not entirely happy with how your life looks right now…Bring your bestall your gifts, skills, talents, and abilities to the task at handin this moment, for His glory.”  

Friends, let’s not be women who wait and try to save our best for later, but whatever we do, no matter how big and glamorous or how small or menial, let’s do it all for God’s glory.