Sometimes I have so many things that I’m trying to do at the same time – I can’t seem to do anything. This morning, I have jury duty. So I grab some stuff to take with me to do while I’m waiting. There are no electronics allowed in the courthouse so that crosses off using my iPad or reading on my Kindle or playing a game or anything like that.
So I grab a couple books because I can’t just have one right? What if I’m there for a while? I don’t want to get bored. And then I grab some boxes of cards because there’s some people that I’ve been wanting to send a card. And I throw them all in one of those grocery reusable bags. So as I’m driving I’m thinking, I can’t take this giant reusable grocery bag in there. I would look like a crazy person walking with my grocery bag. I have another bag so I stop at Starbucks to get myself something to drink and try to begin to sort out this bag.
What a disaster! All I managed to do was just completely unpack the bag and pile things. I can’t figure out how to make it all fit into a smaller bag…. hence the reason I needed the bigger bag to begin with.
All I do is end up frustrated because I have all of this crap that I’m trying to carry with me, most of which I won’t even probably touch while I’m there.
Isn’t that kind of like life? We have so many things that we want to do and take with us and we’re trying to do everything at the exact same time and no matter how hard we try we can’t seem to make it fit. Not only does it not fit, but it’s not in the appropriate size carrying device.
So this is it – this is a metaphor for what’s happening in my life right now – I have all of these pieces that I’m trying to take with me and there doesn’t seem to be a logical way to get them all to fit and fit appropriately. So I can pile them together. I can make categories. I can try to prioritize, but the bottom line is that unless I’m willing to leave something behind, I’m not gonna be able to make it fit.
Unless we are willing to leave something behind, we will not be able to make it all fit.
Think about that. 🤔