As a wife, lawyer, and mother of three young children, Ive wrestled deeply with the Superwoman complex. Yes, Ive been accused of trying to do it all. Like most mothers, I cant say no, so Im known to over commit in just about every area of my life, running around in circles trying to achieve some unattainable level of perfection. Sometimes, I even get in a groove and tell myself, I can do this. Like Superwoman, I dont need anybodys help.
But just when I think I have everything under control, I inadvertently skip carpool duty, miss a deadline at work, or forget my own mothers birthday. Most days, I fall far short of being Superwoman. Yet God uses these moments of weakness to remind me that He is in charge -- not me -- and He reminds me that the kind of women He uses usually bear no resemblance to Superwoman.
Just when we feel like were ready to quit -- that we can never be Superwoman -- we know that were right where God wants us. Its only then that we whole-heartedly admit that we cant do it on our own. Its often in those moments of weakness that we fully surrender to be the kind of women that God can use. Sometimes, its hard to admit we need some help -- that were not self-sufficient, not in control. But in letting go of Superwoman, God turns us into His vessels. He can do it through us. His strength. His power. His determination. In surrendering to Christ, He provides us with life that Superwoman herself could only dream of.
Who in her right mind would want to be Superwoman? Id rather have Jesus.