There are too many potatoes on my plate
There are too many potatoes on my plate.
Too many things to do.
Too many potatoes on my plate. There are so many potatoes they can not stay on my plate. They are falling off and sitting on my fork, knife and spoon.
I have to take some potatoes off.
I need to say no.
No more potatoes.
Each potato has a name: writing, drawing, cleaning, reading, editing, reading, mother, wife, lunch, cook, clean, night class, part-time job, children, toys, mess, dust, vacuum, company, dust, garbage, phone calls, thank-you notes, doctor appointments, auditioning, play practice, running, walking, belly fat, shoes, socks, pretty-link lite, self-publishing, kindle, cover-art, chapters, dreaming, Facebook, e-mail messages, litter boxes…
Today I will take off some of the potatoes.
The potatoes I have left will let me sleep at night. They will not wake me up at 1:00 in the morning and keep me awake for two hours until I take a bath and rest my body and my mind before I can fall asleep again.
And today, I will not worry about the potatoes; it will seem like I don’t have any potatoes on my plate at all. I don’t have to carry around my plate of potatoes by myself.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
I Peter 5:7
Today I give God all of my potatoes.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Matthew 11: 28-30
At one this morning, I didn’t think to give God my plate of potatoes. I tried to do it on my own. I thought, “I can do all things.” I forgot to pray. I forgot that I can do all things, but not through my own strength.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Do you have too many potatoes on your plate?
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.