You’re pushing yourself to make everything happen, and you’re not satisfied until all tasks are checked off your list.
You hold yourself to high standards in both business and family life. You get so caught up in being Martha that you forget to strive to be like Mary.
Luke 10:38-42 (ESV) – At the Home of Martha and Mary
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way; he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Here’s what to try: Give yourself God’s gift of love and grace. You’re doing the best you can. Remember, God knows your needs and will take care of you. Trust him and lean on him. He never asked you to be perfect.