God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. – Reinhold Niebuhr
I came to a (probably not to you) surprising conclusion – I can’t keep up. I can’t get it all done.
There’s no tip or trick or tweak I could make that would “solve the problem”.
The sands of the hour glass won’t stop.
My to dos, goals and aspirations will outstrip the hours in the day – every day.
This prayer is a reminder that we must use discernment – that not every objective is to be chased, not every expectation is to be met.
We must discern between good and great.
We must discern between laziness and rest.
We must discern between chasing the Joneses and competing to bring out our best.
We must discern between service and selfishness.
It all requires a level of maturity I have yet to master. But still, it seems a worthwhile objective.