Feeling Overwhelmed? You Aren’t the Only One

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A sweet friend of mine leaned across the choir row to me this morning before church and said, “I am so glad I saw your Facebook post about feeling overwhelmed! I have been too. You seem to always have it all together!”FrazzledCat

Oh my! I need to stop this lie right now!

Here is my post from my personal FB page:

I am feeling so overwhelmed right now. I don’t know which way to turn. And it’s not bad stuff…just a lot of stuff. I’m trying to prioritize so I don’t shut down. I’m needin’ a little power that doesn’t belong to me. Just breathe and do the next thing…

Now keep in mind that this blog is all about being real and being honest. So please humor me while I honestly set the record straight: I do not have it all together.

There you go.

When I put out that FB post, my mind was swirling in a hundred different directions and I thought my head was going to spin right off. I was stressing out about some deadlines I had coming up, the kids were being a little difficult, and I was thinking about a new, rather large, freelancing project that will begin for me this next week. And then on top of that, I’m attempting to research and plan a two week vacation trip to England for my family. Plus I’m homeschooling, teaching Bible in Awana, and doing all of my normal every day activities. Even going to the grocery store this past week seemed like a monumental feat.

I wanted to crawl into a hole with a good book and let the world pass me by.Jesus-calms-the-sea

I’m good now.
I’m not stressing.
I’m taking things one day at a time.
At least I am right this minute. second.
And I’m trying to stay away from stress eating, because I’d like to actually lose weight before vacation this year.

I have a feeling we’re all in the same boat. We’re just in boats with different talents and abilities. Our boats are in different amounts of water, too. Some of our boats are going through storms while others of us are in a lull of smooth sailing.

And it’s all good. At least it is for me.

I know the One who walks on the water and calms the storms.

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Feeling Overwhelmed? You Aren’t the Only One — 6 Comments

  1. Amen. Those days when I walk into work with a meeting starting in five minutes and find my sweet angel borrowed my notes the night before to use as color paper, or spilled something on me in the car, or…everything else that comes up. We can either cry and throw ourselves back into bed, or smile as we place our colorful notes on the table next to the execs and point out the artistic consistency of their lines, and take it one chaotic moment at a time while pretending it’s all going as intended.

  2. AMEN…..I LOVE PASTOR CHADS SAYING THIS MORNING……LIVE LIFE…..BECAUSE WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IS GOING TO HAPPEN….I PAUSED AND REALIZED FOR THE PAST 2 YEARS I HAVE NOT LIVED LIFE BECAUSE I STRESSED ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT….WHO WAS GOING TO DIE….WHO WAS GOING TO BE SICK….WHAT TRAGEDY WAS NEXT….SO TODAY I CAN’T SAY I MAY NOT STRESS when things catch me off guard BUT I WILL TRY TO LIVE BY FAITH…..AND LIVE LIFE……I HAVE MISSED TOO MUCH LIFE BY WONDERING…..WHAT IF…..

  3. Love this post! It is good for us to remember that our Lord is in control of the storms around us and that He will hold our little boat together if we get out of His way and surrender.

  4. I like friends who are truthful….because it helps me know that I’m not the only one that has bad days. Because it reminds me that we are all in need of a Savior
    Just last Friday I had a day that made me want to go hide under the covers. I have 2 teens and a daughter in elementary. I was having some trouble with one of my teens and ended up spending all day working with him alone. At one point I broke down crying when I went to print something and found that our printer was out of ink. Yes, I cried because we were out of printer ink!!! My teen daughter was there to hold me. She also offered to go out and buy the ink. 🙂 I was so thankful for her….and that the day was not wasted for my younger daughter because she was at least able to work on her Time4Learning program. I wish I could find something like T4L for my teens.

    • Bad days really stink. But it’s those days that make the good ones so much sweeter. They also get my eyes off of myself and back on my Lord. He is so good. And tomorrow is a new day! I had a stinky week…the kids were arguing ALL week. I’m so hoping to be prayed up by Monday so I am ready to begin a new school week. We can do this in the power of the Spirit, sister!!

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