Train Wreck: Lesson Two

As you continue to journey with me through my home and life with Kirsten Awe, the professional organizer who has come to my rescue, we stumbled upon Train Wreck Lesson Two: break things down into manageable steps. After each visit Kirsten gives me assignments to complete before our next meeting.

After winding down her sorting and arranging in our family room, Kirsten pointed to the photo boxes in the hall. She asked that I go through them and decide which pictures I want to keep and throw away. She looked me in the eye and said, “You can do it one box at a time”.

That is part of my problem. I try to swallow the whole cow instead of having the butcher cut it up into steaks.

I see this all the time with women discerning a call in the lay movement Regnum Christi. When they see the list of commitments (daily decade of the rosary, gospel reflection, Confession every two weeks, etc.), they immediately disqualify themselves because they can’t possibly do all of those things right now.

But you’re not supposed to do them all right now. God accepts you just where you are and simply asks you to take the next step.

Breaking the big task of getting organized into more manageable steps combined with the accountability of wanting to finish my homework before our next session has removed the multiple year barrier between me and that optimally organized lifestyle that would allow me to be more present for the people I love.

You see, Satan wants you to be paralyzed and bogged down. It’s the Holy Spirit who gently guides you to the movement needed in transforming into God’s perfect version of you.

Catholic Women’s Guide to Healthy Relationships Tip: Take a task that is too big and either alone or with help break it into smaller, more manageable tasks.