Do you ever get overwhelmed? Things pile up and you start to twist a little tighter as the ever growing “To Do” list doesn’t get done?
Sometimes, things happen and life takes on a different turn and priorities shift and that list gets put in the drawer- on the back burner would be dangerous- so we’ll go with in the drawer. You may keep scribbling down more on that list in a fleeting ‘grab and write’ on the way out the door or perhaps you have it all in your head or on your phone.
So many things to get done.
It never ends, right?
I’ve shared about my anxiety, and this is often a constant struggle for me especially when I feel over-loaded with too much I need to do. I have learned a few coping strategies to deal with the stress, but I often need to be reminded of God’s view into my life and what’s most important to Him. How does my day and all these things I need to do fit into His Plan? Are these things on my list that important to cause me THIS much angst? When I finally have the time to start tackling that list, I first pray. I must. I never know where to begin when there is too much to do, so I ask God.
This perspective shifts things for me. My lens grows wider and my heart softens and my pulse slows down. I ask God what He wants me to do with this time I have. I ask Him to guide me in my list and show me what is most important to Him.
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Thank you, dear friends!
Let’s pace ourselves this week, okay? That’s my plan. I believe it might be His plan for me too…