You can do anything, but not everything.

I was on instagram the other day (shocking, I know) and someone posted a picture and it read “you can do anything, but not everything.” And this struck such a chord with me. It was empowering and freeing at the same time. 

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Recently, I’ve started to dream again. I know that sounds weird but hear me out. For a long time, I felt like being a mother and a wife were the only two things I could focus on. Like being a mom and a wife were the only things I was ever going to be, or do. And while I absolutely LOVE being a mother and even more a wife, I realized that that’s not all I want to be.

So I decided that this year was going to be a year that I focused on myself, and what I want to accomplish. In doing that, I’ve come to the realization that there are a lot of goals and dreams that I have and want to pursue. 

I think I started to dream too much too fast. I am dedicated to my goals, and I will accomplish them in time, but I don’t have to do everything right away. Some dreams take more time than others, and after seeing that quote, I realized that I should focus on one thing at I time. 

I believe I can do anything, with the Lord of course, but I can’t do everything all at once. It got too overwhelming. I have a better shot at accomplishing all my goals if I take it one step at time. I can still be an accomplished women, working hard and chasing my dreams, without doing everything all at once.

I hope you all can be encouraged by this. You don’t need to do everything, but you can anything you put your mind to. Work hard and chase those dreams.

Love y’all

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  1. January 4, 2017 / 9:05 PM

    I love this analogy! The other thing to remember too is that a tree does not bear all its fruit in one season. You can’t do everything in one season!

  2. January 5, 2017 / 3:59 AM

    I am with you 100%. I do the same thing at times. I try to do more and be more than I was before. Thinking back, I believe that my word for 2016 would be balance. I’m not sure about 2017 yet, but I know I can only focus on a few tasks at any moment in life. God can do anything, and He must guide my path so I can determine where He really want me. Thanks for this!

  3. January 5, 2017 / 10:53 AM

    Beautiful reminder. Thank you for sharing. I went through a similar phase a few years ago, and am so thankful to be dreaming again too. Love the quote:)

  4. January 5, 2017 / 12:19 PM

    Love this! I am the same way when it comes to goals. I feel like I have to accomplish everything in a day. I gotta learn to give myself some grace. Thank you for this!

  5. January 16, 2017 / 2:42 PM

    Thank you for sharing this! I feel like I was reading about myself. For so long I thought because I was a Christian that I wasn’t allowed to have dreams. That I had to only do things that I didn’t want to do. So now I am dreaming A LOT but have to slowww it down. Thanks for reminding me.
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