so overwhelmed

Are You So Overwhelmed You Can’t Move?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Kind of stuck? Like you just can’t move?

I rolled to a stop last year. My list of responsibilities had accumulated so much weight that no matter how hard I pushed to keep it all going, I was losing momentum. I felt so…heavy.

And so I had to stop–not everything. I have a family, after all. But I took inventory and dropped what I could. I couldn’t stop my pacemaker surgery and a heart ablation. I couldn’t stop my daughter’s graduation. I couldn’t stop going to work, cooking, and laundry. But there was a lot I could stop, including blogging.  The last blog that I posted other than Sunday Suppers posts was in September, four months ago. And I confess Libby and my sister, Kathie, helped me with Sunday Suppers.  

This is not the first time in my life that I have put myself under the pile. And I am sure it won’t be the last. I have an optimistic bent that induces me to overcommit. Do you suffer from this malady? It is prone to infect women more then men — and moms most of all. We are excellent multitaskers. So what is just one more thing to do? But when we keep adding one more thing, they become 50 just one more thing to do.

While I haven’t learned to limit my commitments as well as I’d like, I have learned this:


When life feels like a two ton concrete ball that you can’t move no matter

how hard you try–don’t. Stop and just be still. {Tweet This} 


It is amazing what happens when I am still.  Sometimes, I am inspired and I see a solution that I missed. Sometimes, it becomes clear to me that I need to make a change and stop something altogether. Sometimes, in the stillness, I am strengthened and discover that I am able to pick up the ball and move it in a way that was impossible before.

When I am still, I stop relying on me and start relying on Him instead. God always has a better plan than I do. 


Sometimes God wants us to be still, so that He can move the ball. 

It’s never too heavy for Him. {Tweet This}


How do you get out from under the weight of being overwhelmed?

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.” Psalm 37:7 

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