Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed is how I would describe my life right now.  I feel overwhelmed in some good ways, bad ways, and anxious ways.  I had a panic attack at work today just thinking about everything I want to do, need to, and wish I had time to do.  Between school starting, PTO responsibilities, being a mom, slightly working lady, pastor's wife, hospitable one, etc, life has got me overwhelmed!

This is not a whoa is me post, nor is it for anyone to give me tips or tricks on how to prioritize or pair down my life.  I have given myself enough shame on you and what were you thinking pep talks lately.  I am reaching in and talking to you, yes, you, the one who is also feeling overwhelmed.  How are you doing?  You hanging in there? 

I finally got to the point today, after some chocolate, that I made a list of everything that has me down...I wrote down every task I need to do, every book I want to read, and all my last minute summer ideas for the girls.  It felt good to get it all out.  Even if I never do any of it, it just felt good to release some of it. 

Besides chocolate and a good phone conversation with a friend, here is what I am clinging to...


I know God has it all...and I need to trust His leading, not my own.  Sometimes I don't always have to jump and be the yes person, sometimes I need to allow others to jump and say yes.  So here's to the tired, overwhelmed, burdened, {insert your own description}.  May you find rest, comfort, and feel His presence all over your life. 

3 comments:

Kelly said...

I love Psalm 61! Thank you for sharing.

Kristin said...

Love this post, Kate! It is so easy to get overwhelmed! I learned that I didn't need to say yes to everything, then I would feel guilty if I didn't, or feel like a loser for not doing what "she" was doing. Ugh! It's a struggle for me, for sure!

Holly said...

oh gosh, I feel like that at times! always seems like there's so much to do.

that quote made me think of the Sojourner song "On The Rock"-speaking of, I listened to that today...