You’ve got a lot to think about these days, don’t you? Life is a constant fire hydrant of information, decisions, deadlines, and to-dos! I just want you to first know, I see you. You are doing great.
I’ve heard it said that, “Overwhelm is a choice.” I like that. But easier said than done, right?
So, as a believer in Christ how do we choose to NOT be overwhelmed? Well, its no surprise that all the things for life and godliness are found in Scripture (1 Peter 1:3).
In Matthew 6, Jesus addresses this “overwhelm” state of mind. He even gives us a plan of action (fist bump).
(I love The Message version)….
If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. v. 30-34
Before you go, always remember…. when the “spirit of overwhelm” tries to come on you, and it will, “relax…you know both God and how He works.” Steep your emotion or thoughts in GOD REALITY and His PROVISIONS. Then you never have to worry about missing out. Redirect your attention to God and what He is doing RIGHT NOW! He has something for you in this very moment.
It’s hard to imagine that anyone takes more pride in you than me, but God does. He knows what is best for you. Seek HIM FIRST, above all else, and He WILL give you everything you need.
Lord, thank you for attending to me and knowing what is best. I commit, in this moment, to not fuss over the worries of this world and instead watch what YOU are doing. Lord, let me steep my life in Your provision. Thank you for meeting my everyday concerns and helping me deal with the hard things coming my way. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Get in the Word: Matthew 6:25-34
I love these encouraging words and reminders of trusting Jesus! Saying goodbye to Overwhelmed one hour at a time!