Hi ladies! Thanks again to everyone joining in on this discussion of Sally Clarkson’s Seasons of a Mother’s Heart – I am blessed by your insights and honesty!

This week, I’m keeping it short and sweet – it has been a long week and now my parents are here, so we’re enjoying some relaxing time with them!

But I couldn’t let this week go by without sharing the quote that brought some conviction and a lot of prayer into my week…

“I burned out, not because God was asking more of me than I could do, but because I was asking more of me than I could do. As a wiser woman now, I know that God’s goal for me is that I build a good house, not the best one. After all, if I become spiritually exhausted because I try to build more than God expects of me, then I soon won’t be building at all.”

Exhaustion is a familiar feeling to me lately, but maybe it’s not just about being pregnant. Maybe it’s about my own expectations.

For a while, I’ve felt the tug to not do everything – to step back from leadership, to back away from this or that responsibility outside of my home. But I can also try to do much without ever leaving my home.

I don’t have any answers about what needs to be cut in my life or in what areas of my life I am expecting too much of myself – I’m just thinking about it, praying about it and wondering your thoughts on this quote.

What do you think about self-expectations? Are you too hard on yourself? Is this preventing you from building your house? Join the discussion in the comments or link up your own post!