There’s way too much to do! My house is a mess and I just can’t seem to get cleaned up or get rid of the clutter! I don’t have enough patience with the boys and I’m always tired! I just can’t keep up with working and housework and looking after the boys. On top of all that I feel guilty for taking them to the babysitter so much. Especially on days when I just need some time out! Not to mention, every time I decide to get back to writing something always comes up to stop it happening! How can I get anything done! It’s just non stop worry, worry, worry!
These things that have been going over and over in my mind. I confess I’ve even been saying them out loud too. Which doesn’t help me deal with the problems. Being consumed with worrying about what I can’t do or get to, hasn’t gotten me anywhere! Yet it seems that no matter how hard I try to change things, I just can’t seem to make it happen!
I’ve finally begun to realize that all I can do is surrender it all. Not that I just give up – but stop trying to control it all. The more I fuss about it, the more paralyzed I become which only leads to more worrying! I know the Bible is full of verses about not worrying and I know it isn’t helpful to keep doing it. Finally today I did what God tells me to do in 1 Peter 5:7 “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” I also asked for forgiveness for not trusting him with everything.
You might ask if I feel better now. Well, actually I do feel more peaceful! I also know that it will be a constant choice I need to make to give it all to God. Living in constant upheaval, not just in my physical environment but emotionally has only brought me discouragement and stress. I’m looking forward to pushing through my fears and living in God’s love and peace. One little step at a time!
There is a quote by John Wooden that also helped put things into perspective. “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.” When things are happening that are out of my control I will choose to pray and give it to God. I will then look to see if there is something I can learn from the situation. Instead of being paralyzed and overwhelmed, I’ll find something I can do, even if it is small, that can make a difference. From now on I want to live my days in awe and wonder at what God has, does and will do in my life.
I’d love to hear if you can relate or what you have found helps you. I hope to hear from you in the comments below.
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