Scrambled Expectations

Happy Thursday! We’ve spent the better portion of this week discussing a great question by E. If you haven’t had a chance to read/watch the previous posts, be sure and check out Day 1 and Day 2 before continuing today.  E asked for encouragement when we feel like we aren’t meeting the expectations of others.  Here’s her question:

Dear Ginger,

This past year has been killer. I started off strong, fresh, and just ready to take on the world! My motto for this school year was Colossians 3:23 – “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” But lately, I’ve been completely drained, disappointed, and pathetic. I feel like all my efforts are in vain and no one sees or hears me, let alone appreciates me. Because of this, I have lost sight of pleasing the Lord and as a result, I’m not meeting other people’s standards they have set for me including friends, teachers, and my own mentees (people I’ve started to mentor). I’m constantly letting down people… Do you have ANY encouragement for a girl that’s utterly burned out, weary, and burdened?



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E, I hope this discussion has helped encourage you in your journey.
1. This season is temporary – life won’t always feel like this.
2. Learning to juggle responsibilities is an excellent skill to acquire.
3. Make a list every morning of your big to-do’s and then pray over it – asking God to help you prioritize, to give you strength, and to let you love people in the midst of those tasks.
4. If you aren’t dependent upon God already – this will drive you to your knees and to Him.

Hang in there, His help is on the way.