(Pearl Ms USA)
Oh my goodness!
Do you ever find yourself in a whirlwind like I have been these past few weeks???
I have one child playing basketball and another who is 2 months away from being a "teenager" and thinks he has to go somewhere or do something all weekend long. Not to mention that the Ladies Ministry at our church is on FIRE! Our Sunday School class has doubled in size these past 6 months! God is moving and I am EXCITED!
I guess I wanted to make up for lost time. I didn't do much while I was taking radiation this summer. Now I am overloaded with WONDERFUL things to do!
But as with everything, moderation is the key.
I was reminded of that yesterday and today....
Let me see if I can describe how I felt yesterday.....
"If one more person says 'Mama' or “hey Kris” asks me to do one more thing, I am going to SCREAM!"
UGH! It felt like I was going to explode!
Satan seized the opportunity to get me in a choke hold and by the time I got home from working out after work I was ready to just throw up my hands and quit! "What's the point?" I kept asking myself.
Today I realized that I had lost my focus (see a previous post on this very topic) and had allowed Satan to have his way with me.
The cure for these days is simple. Be still. Stop freaking out. Just stop all together. Get quiet. Tell the family that you need 5 minutes. Excuse yourself to the restroom at work. Go sit in your car. Get away. For just a moment. Get quiet.
Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Focus on the Savior
you serve. Picture His face. Rest there. Not just at the cross, or in the garden, but with the Savior. Pause; rest your head on His chest. Inhale deeply and feel His love fill your lungs with life. Feel His peace wash over you.
Remind yourself of these words......
Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
He that is in me is greater than he who is in the world. 1John 4:4
The Lord will fight for (me) - (I) need only to be still. Exodus 14:14
Whatever it is that had you all upset, remember this....God's got this. Whatever it is. NOTHING is too big for God. When things seem all out of control and crazy, STOP. Refocus. Cast your gaze on our Savior. Spend some time with HIM. Re-align your desires, goals, and dreams to His. His ways are best, after all.
What is your normal reaction to stress?
How can stopping everything and spending a moment with Christ help to soothe your nerves?
How often do you take a moment out to refocus?
If you knew that it would help you stay calm, cool, and collected, would you do it more often???
Pray with me....
I love you. Thank you for promising me that you have everything under control. Thank you for reminding me that, You are always at work, even when I cannot see what You are doing. Thank you for being with me and for always being available when I come to you. Fill me up Lord. Fill me with your love, your peace, your grace and mercy. Remind me Lord, that you are ALWAYS near and help me to run to You FIRST when life starts to overwhelm me!
Until next month!