Feeling overwhelmed? 😔 I’ve been feeling like I’m carrying way too much on my shoulders. I’ve been taking on too many self-inflicted responsibilities upon myself. Finances, job & business, my health – Jaye’s health, our home, my friends & family. As a mom, a wife, a caretaker, I’m a key player in taking care of others and while I usually manage all the moving parts pretty well, but there times when it all feels so heavy, too much & it doesn’t take much to trigger that “I’m loosing it” feeling. This morning, it was the dishes piled up all over your kitchen, the dirty fridge (I threw out ALL storage containers) & the AT&T text confirming my automatic debit payment. 😲 Maybe for you it’s your little one needing something from you. Or you realize you’re late for work or you see a disappointing number in your bank account.
These small moments of responsibility, frustration and interruption add up and feel so heavy in a split second & suddenly…I feel overwhelmed, exhausted and feeling like a weak woman.
Sister, breathe & breathe AGAIN – this too shall pass and it’s going to be ok. You’re ok…you’ve been here before – it’s uncomfortable, it debilitating and scary, but you’ve survived and these feelings can’t break you. Check yourself, you may be over invested & caught up in exaggerated feelings. Pray sister – squash those lies with truth. Grow through it…you are a warm glow of light shining and you can’t be dimmed by the demands of life. ✨ Shine Bright, sister. You are not your responsibilities. You are not your relationships. You are not your situation. The fact that you carry that weight with a desire to do it all with love makes you special: strong, capable and beautiful!
You are not alone.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. ~ Deuteronomy 31:6
That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” ~ Mark 4: 35-41