I have a lot to do in the next few days.
How about you??
I love entertaining and hosting Christmas gatherings in our home each year. It’s one of my favorite things, and I look forward to it every Christmas.
But, as I make my lists and check them twice, I can get a little overwhelmed. I’m doing all I can to not do that this year.
Friend, don’t you get overwhelmed with what you have to do either.
That’s not what Christmas is about. Right??
Our first Christmas celebration in our home is next Tuesday evening.
The second is here Wednesday evening, Christmas Eve.
The third is here Thursday, Christmas Day.
My birthday is Friday.
And the final Christmas celebration we have is next Saturday, but not at our home.
I’ve made my grocery list(s), and they are long. I still need to make time to get what’s on the list(s).
And for good measure, just to make everything a little more interesting, my last day at my current job is tomorrow, and I begin the new one on Friday.
I am not allowing myself to get overwhelmed.
What do you do when you begin to feel overwhelmed?
When your list(s) are long and your time is short? When you feel you should be cleaning and baking and cooking and writing, but you change schedules in the middle of it all and you don’t know what you should do first? (Okay, maybe I’m the only crazy lady doing that this season.)
Seriously though, what do you do?
I pray. And I sit with my Bible on my lap.
I take my concerns, my stresses, my lists, my schedule, my everything to the Lord in prayer.
The world will tell me I don’t have time to sit, to read God’s Word, to pray. I’ve got too much to do!
Friend, nothing could be farther from the truth. Spending time in prayer is the most important thing we can do. Especially when we’ve got too much to do.
My son began to get overwhelmed earlier this week with finals, his work schedule, show choir, everything in his 17-year old life. In the middle of it all, we stopped what we were doing, and I prayed with him.
In a matter of minutes, the panicked feelings left, hope was restored, and life got back on track. I pray taking everything to the Lord in prayer becomes a habit for him in the days and years to come.
Friend, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, take your concerns to the Lord quickly. Don’t wait one more minute. He’s waiting for you to turn to Him. He’ll give you a calm and a peace and will restore your hope.
And life will get back on track.
May we live life non-overwhelmed these next few days. May we find joy in everything, and may we continue to experience the beauty of this blessed season.
Bless you, friend!
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