Well, it’s already February. Where did the time go? Thank goodness for organization to keep me sane. How are your resolutions going? This week in church, we discussed the talk “Divine Discontent” by Michelle D. Craig. She gave this talk at the October 2018 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She said something that reminds me of New Year’s Resolutions and how often we end up leaving them behind by the time Valentine’s Day rolls around. She says, “peace comes in knowing that being more does not necessarily equate to doing more.”
Isn’t that such an amazing quote? It applies perfectly to New Year’s Resolutions and our desire to change. We set goals, and often measure how well we are doing by how much we are doing.
Am I working out enough?
Am I serving enough?
Am I losing enough weight?
Am I drinking enough water?
Am I unplugging enough?
Am I doing enough?
In reality, enough is a relative term that we determine for ourselves. You might be happy with a workout every other week, and your friend might feel like they’ve failed if they don’t work out every single day.
One thing I love about the New Year’s Resolution of “being” is that you don’t have to feel like you’re not doing enough, as long as you’re trying! As long as you keep going. There is no checklist to mark, no requirements to uphold. All that matters is that we’re doing our best. Not Sally’s best or Bill’s best, or Lucy’s best. Our best. Whatever that may be.
Don’t worry about doing more of anything if it doesn’t help you be more of who you want to be.
Be more patient.
Be more humble.
Be more organized.
Become who you’re capable of becoming! Don’t compare your “enough” to someone else’s.
Remember, often being more doesn’t equate to doing more. In fact, it often means doing less in order to focus on being more. God has so much in store for us. It’s fine to want to change. It’s important. Just don’t forget what you’re truly capable of, and what truly matters.