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Your Worth is in Jesus, not your statistics

7.22.2015

I'm that girl who thrives off of productivity and excelling. Beating my own expectations.

I make lists for the thrill of checking things off. I set goals to demolish them.

I know some of you can relate. 

I've always had a goal to grow this blog into something big. Something I'm super proud of. And I have come a long way from where I started almost two years ago. (Have you ever gone back and read your first post) #cringe

Lately I've had the urge to work on my blog, grow my numbers, step up my game in the quality of my posts. I have ideas bursting out the seams and energy tingling in my finger tips to type, but there's one little hold up....



I ain't mad about it. He's by far the cutest little distraction I ever did see!

But adjusting to a new schedule, or lack thereof has been difficult for me. My free moments are few and far inbetween unless I'm willing to stay up past 11pm. And with a baby who wakes at 4am, currently, I am not willing to give up my sleep for this blog.

I'm having to learn patience and understanding. Once upon a time I would wake up early and blow through a to-do list before noon. Now laundry might be an all day affair depending on Maddox's temperament that particular day. 

Coming from a person who thrives on productivity and growth, I have had to accept that is not the stage of life I am in right now. Read this awesome post by my dear friend Jana who said it perfectly. She is no longer in the season of "hustle". I totally get that, now how to accept it? You know, not just choke it down and regurgitate when I feel like whining, but actually swallow that thought and digest it. Understand it.

I recently came upon this verse and it gave me some clarity. 

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?  Matthew 16:6

This verse reminds me my worth doesn't come from this world. My numbers and statistics on this blog don't matter. God isn't going to ask me how many Instagram followers I have. Or whether or not I published 5 posts a week. Or if my inbox is down to 0.

Granted I want to use this blog as a platform to spread His word, but I can do that in many ways without stressing myself to the max and stretching myself thin.


My to-do list each day looks a little something like this:

1. Fill my soul in His word so I have a chance at some sanity.
2. Make sure my husband is fed and knows he's loved and appreciated.
3. Keep my baby fed and snuggled and happy.
Anything else I get done after that is just a bonus!

If I've completed 1-3 each day, I need to feel a sense of accomplishment.

My "enough" is enough. Your enough is enough.
16 comments on "Your Worth is in Jesus, not your statistics"
  1. Awesome post and perfect reminder that if we don't put him first, we can't be fully equipped to spread His word! Love your heart, mama! :)

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  2. I needed to read this today. Thank you for the reminder!

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  3. I love this post. It is a great reminder of what matters most! Being a mama can be so overwhelming.

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  4. I absolutely love this post. It's so easy to get caught up in what we're doing and let everyone judge us by who they think we are. It's so much more important to remember how God sees us and what he cares about. I think I'm going to take on your to-do list! I know there are days when I sacrifice time with my husband to blog and I should be putting him first not last! Thank you Maegen!

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  5. I love this post, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Although I don't have a little one to distract me, I have been feeling a lot of pressure with the blog world lately and have been down on myself as a result. You're right - things like Instagram followers and comments on a blog post doesn't equal success in life.

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  6. Amen friend! I know we've talked about it before, but it's so true. Some people just get way too wrapped up in blogging. When it's taking you away from the truly important things or causing you stress, time to reevaluate for sure. I loved Jana's post too! PS- loving the "This is the Gospel" series :)

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  7. Love this. Needed this! Not just about blogging but I mean, I just am this over achieving, recovering perfectionist and need Jesus more than ever!

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  8. Well said! As a first time momma to a 5 month old (who also works full-time), I come across this daily. I have laundry to fold, dishes to do, a house to clean, but after I work ten hours I want nothing more than to snuggle with my sweet baby girl and spend time with my husband because that's what matters most! Thanks for the reminder!

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  9. Amen Mama!! You are more than enough!!

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  10. Love this so much! I am the exact same way… measuring my worth based on how well I do, how much I get accomplished, etc. That is totally NOT the truth. The truth is that He measures my worth and we are ALL worthy!

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  11. Love this, and it's so true. It's been a struggle for me to get out of the season of hustle and into a season of rest and rejuvenation, but I'm getting there! My days are definitely different (for the better) when I have time to really get into the Word. <3
    -- Lisa | Two Martinis

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  12. This is wonderful! I'm constantly reminding our teenage youth girls that their worth is always found in Jesus, not in how many likes they get on their pictures.

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  13. I love this Maegen!! That is just the best reminder - and I love your to do list. The ONLY priorities!

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