Some days I have hard time keeping up.

–A new job

–Managing and writing on two blogs

–Taking care of my family

–Keeping up with responsibilities at home (O, the laundry!!)

–Running an at-home business

–Being a BSF leader

–Spending time in God’s Word and in prayer

–Exercising to stay healthy

If I think about it all too much, I can begin to feel overwhelmed.

And so I don’t.

I just keep doing what I can do, and pray as I go.

I imagine your list is just as full.

Maybe it’s not a wise decision to make such a list. I didn’t expect mine to be quite that long. Seeing all we do on paper, or on a screen, can be somewhat paralyzing. Or, quite the opposite, it can make us feel like we’re superwoman or superman, and we can do it all.

Both places can be discouraging, disheartening, and dangerous.

I don’t believe God desires for us to walk around overwhelmed, and there are many scriptures that reference how God doesn’t want us depending only on ourselves. In studying His Word, I see He wants us to serve Him and serve others, yet His plan isn’t for us to do everything that comes our way, either.

God doesn't call us to do it all

God doesn’t call us to do it all.

He calls us to do only what He wants us to do. Not to be overwhelmed. Not to be underwhelmed. Not to do it on our own strength, but in His.

Are you with me??

I have found when God calls me to do something, He equips me to do it. He also gives me a desire to do it to the best of the ability He’s given me.

And I’ve also experienced, if I’m doing too much, I begin to feel I’m in way over my head. If I’m doing too little, restlessness and a feeling of being unsettled sets in. But when I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing, that’s the sweetest place to be…

In the center of God’s will.

Yes, that’s the best place to be.

Even with a list this long. Even on the days when we can’t seem to keep up.

God gives us the grace to do what He’s called us to do. All we need to do is trust.

Proverbs 3 5-6

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Proverbs 3:5-6

He makes the things on our list blend together into a beautiful life. Yes, a beautiful life.

I couldn’t be more thankful.

Taking a look at your life, what is God calling you to do or to step away from? What beauty do you see in the list of your life?

May you also find yourself in a place of thankfulness today, and not feeling overwhelmed or underwhelmed.

Lifting you in prayer today, friend!

Julie

 

It’s a pleasure to link this post with friends Kelly for #RaRaLinkup and Holly for Testimony Tuesday. I invite you to visit these beautiful places of encouragement as well.

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