It seems as if everyone’s all about multi-tasking. These days I find myself drawn to single-tasking.
Don’t get me wrong—I’ve spent plenty of my days more-than-multi-tasking. But it really hasn’t served me well.
It has left me haggard. Tired. Overwhelmed. Exhausted. Depleted. Impatience. Angry, even.
I was once part of a women’s conference where I attended a breakout group in which Lisa Hamel gave a teaching. I learned that multi-tasking literally exhausts your brain.
These days I find myself drawn to single-tasking. And I find I’m more peace-filled and less scatter-brained. And yet, even so, the enemy is quick to come in and try to steal, kill, and destroy that peace.
“You’re not doing enough,” he nags.
And what it really translates to is, “You’re not enough.”
Have you found yourself battling the same lies from the enemy? Sure, it’s great to have big dreams and tackle them. But there is a season for everything, and sometimes we need to chill out and do one thing at a time!
These days I find myself drawn to single-tasking. Because these days I think the most important thing for me to be “accomplishing” is—
*being present with my quickly-growing toddler.
*being patient with her (I find that when I try to accomplish certain tasks when she’s awake, it leaves me frustrated.)
*not having my brain scattered about in a million different pieces, strewn about the house, if you will.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, scattered, and stressed, perhaps you could join me in fighting the lies of this go-go-go world and joining in the ranks of the army of the God who created peace.
Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27
I don’t know about you, but what I’ve been “getting” from this world has not been working out very well for me. But what I am given by my Heavenly Father always has.
Here is an infographic on multi-tasking!