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Super Woman Complex

Café Menu for Thursday, December 12, 2013
Today’s Special is: Multi-Tasking Sickness
Carefully prepared just for you by your friend, Robin Jones
Main Ingredient:

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.

1 John 2:15-16 NIV

Entrée:

Ever heard of Enjoli?  In 1980, it was my mom’s favorite scent.  It was my favorite commercial.

My 10-year-old brain imprinted the image of the SUPERMOM onto my soul.  She belted, “I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in the pan, and never let you forget you’re a man.”  The husky male voice breaks in, “Enjoli, the 8-hour perfume for your 24-hour woman.”

From that point to this, I set up an ENJOLI (a.k.a. SUPERMOM) statue in my life.  This goddess requires that I multi-task everything: work, family, husband, accomplishment, gourmet cook, and mommydom.  This trickster makes my brain and body flit from one task to another without ever giving my whole heart to any of them.  Most of the time . . . failing at all of them.

Buying into SUPERMOM always leaves me hot, hungry and tired.  Why?  Look at our verse today.  We have a natural heart sickness to love our worldly accomplishments (a.k.a. ourselves) more than we love God.

Making Jesus my center gives me rest.  When my life and love issue from the deep well of the Living Water, the din of the daily life sorts itself out without wearing me out.

Take Out:

Is SUPERMOM plaguing you?  Pray and ask God to reveal what is captivating your attention.  Take a walk and meditate on the words God speaks to us in Exodus 20:3, Matthew 6:33, 11:28-30.  Listen to what God is saying and journal about it.

Dessert:

Lord, forgive me for making SUPERMOM the center of my life.  Whatever it takes, help me courageously remove her from my life.  Make Jesus the center of my home, my heart, my mind, and my strength.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Enjoy these songs and . . . of course . . . the infamous 80’s SuperMom Commercial.

Clear the Stage sung by Jimmy Needham

Jesus at the Center sung by Darlene Zschech

Enjoli

For more encouragement, visit Robin at The Real Robin Jones, where she talks with you about living and loving life authentically.

© 2013 by Robin Jones.  All rights reserved.

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