Able Does Not Equal Should

by Sep 23, 2021

Having the ability to do something does not necessarily mean it is the best choice for you. You are uniquely made. You have your own individual circumstances, genetic composition, values, beliefs, and convictions to consider.

I’ll list a few examples:

Being able to swap out all products at once doesn’t mean that’s the best choice for my stress levels, time, space, or budget.

Being able to stay up late every night to attend to a project doesn’t mean I should do that, especially if I can make a way to get proper rest as well.

Being able to eat whatever I desire without really gaining much weight doesn’t mean that I can do that without negatively impacting my health.

Being able to ____ doesn’t mean that is the best choice for me, my body, my family, my circumstances at this time, or maybe ever.

You are uniquely made. There is no one size fits all anything outside of Jesus. No one can tell you what you ought to do without living in your body and walking in your soles.

I see a lot of people on the interwebs and in the world declaring what others should do. There are lots of things I hope more of us would do and that includes; giving more grace, showing more kindness, listening to hear and understand rather suffering through waiting to be heard, and caring for our own hearts, minds, bodies, and spirits well. Should you do this? Maybe. I think it would be awesome if we all did. But it’s not my place to tell you you what you oughta do.

I share what’s working for me in the season I am living in in the hopes parts of that may be helpful for someone else. All of what works for me will not work for all and doesn’t even work for me in all seasons.

For me, I find it helpful to seek Truth, pause as needed, get godly counsel, remain open to learning, unlearning, and changing my mind when presented with new information.