And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8)
Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, was recently interviewed about her struggles balancing motherhood with corporate responsibilities.
Ms. Nooyi says, “I don’t think women can have it all… Every day you have to make a decision about whether you are going to be a wife or a mother, in fact many times during the day you have to make those decisions. And you have to co-opt a lot of people to help you.”
It’s true. We depend on and give support to family, neighbors, and friends all the time. In fact, during the early years of the growth of the Christian church its enemies were confounded by the support and charity Paul and other Christians poured out to each other and even to those who didn’t share their faith. Pagans and Judaizers (first century Jewish Christians who followed Old Testament laws) wondered, “How do we discredit people who show such love?”
And that’s the secret to having it all. Grace. Grace from God. Yes, there are a thousand ways to be stretched thin. But there’s only one way to truly have it all… to have Jesus — and like Him — to give it all away.