Growth & Grace Podcast Episode #22
EP 22: Two Things I Learned from a Spiritual Director that Shifted my Mindset
I had a different episode planned for today, but I wanted to record this for today because it was really on my heart. I met with my spiritual director today and she said two things that really stuck out to me.
I am multi passionate. I have lots of interests and honestly, I love trying new things. Going on adventures, keeping things fresh.
I have lots of things going on
I'm a full time pastor
I'm a wedding photographer
I'm part of MLM
I’m doing this podcast
And I have a running list of ideas of things I'd love to do if I have the time.
Not only do I have lots of things I want to do, but other people also have expectations of me. Things THEY want me to do.
And it's not always bad. It's sometime part of being a good friend or wife of daughter.
It is part of my job.
We are busy. We have all the things going on. It is easy to get bogged down in the should do and could dos.
I'm going to be honest, I've struggled with this A LOT with discerning what I should do. What I should focus on.
I have the expectations of myself.
I feel like I have to explain myself to others.
Part of being adult is that you don't owe anyone explanations. You don't have to explain yourself to others.
How you spend your time.
The choices you make
The job you have.
It is not their business, and if you are being true to yourself and you have a group of people you trust and can talk to openly and honestly…then what the rest of the world thinks doesn't matter.
Second, Is this mine to do?
Just because you CAN do something doesn’t mean it is yours to do.
If you do something that is not yours, then you might be taking an opportunity away from someone else.
We only have so much time and energy, and we need to be selective what we are spending that currency on.
If you are struggling with discernment or figuring out what you should focus on, ask: Is this mine to do?