Solutions for 'Supermom' and 'Superdad'

Keeping children constantly busy and occupied is a popular mode of parenting these days. Whether it’s to expand horizons, broaden a résumé, or simply keep kids out of trouble, many parents seem to be perpetually organizing, driving around, and volunteering to make sure activities run smoothly. Add on top of that a career outside of the home that demands a full day’s worth of focus, and you end up feeling as if you need to be “Supermom” or “Superdad.” Trust me, I’ve been there! 

With all this as the backdrop, anything that gets in your way can feel as though it’s your responsibility to fix or resolve in order to keep things moving forward. I’ve found that amid all this activity, it’s essential to learn to be quiet, reflective, and thoughtful. The Bible says in several instances, “Be still.” In Psalms it says, “Be still, and know that I am God” (46:10). In Exodus it states, “Do not be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance that the Lord will accomplish for you today” (14:13, New Revised Standard Version).

Although taking time to be still could be considered yet another “to-do” item, it can be much more effective than trying to accomplish, succeed, and overcome on your own.

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