Sometimes Too Much…

Lately everything seems like ‘Too Much’.

So much we want to do. So much we have to do. Then comes a wrinkle. You know the wrinkles – unexpected guests, unexpected illness, unexpected travel, unexpected stuff. Then the much of life we want to do and have to do, seems like too much. Is there peace in all this? Are there answers for the how?

Truth is, I know there’s peace, but I don’t have the answers for how to fit all this stuff of life in. Ever have one of those weeks where the calendar looked fairly empty, then find yourself on Friday wondering what happened? The days were so filled that even the few things on the calendar were a struggle.

Time for a time out. Aha – that’s always the answer. Time out – outside of the To-Do list and appointments. Inside the presence of God. “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him.” (Psalm 62:1 NIV)

It seems like an oxymoron to say we will find more time and get more done if we will make dedicated time to spend with God. I don’t know how it works, I just know it does. You know how you like spending time with your children and want them to like spending time with you? It’s the same with our heavenly Father – He loves quieting our hearts, He adores when we love spending time with Him.

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3 NIV)

Sometimes what we thought those plans looked like may drastically change, but when we’ve taken time out beforehand, we succeed. Not the way the world sees success, or our spouse sees success, or even how we may envision success. But when we commit to the Lord “whatever” we do, we go about it wanting to please Him. Then it can be well with our soul, resting in doing everything we do as for God and not for man.

Easier said than done? You bet. But the more we go about the much of life by turning to God first and foremost, the less the much seems to overwhelm. “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes form Him.” (Psalm 62:5 NIV)

 

 

10 Comments on “Sometimes Too Much…

  1. Our Easter Sunday seemed like too much for me and left me exhausted! We had to get to the church early so I can prepare and set up for fellowship in the foyer, teach Children’s Church, sing at church, clean up, and then drive to Chicagoland for our evening service back and forth which was over 2 hours. But God was faithful even in the midst of it. We had two wonderful services where the Lord met with us and touched the hearts of His people. It’s worth it all.

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    • It is amazing how the ‘much’ just takes over and we look back and think ‘how in the world did we do all that’. Blessings, Lillian, as He continues to meet you in the busy and the slow times and as you find Him in the quiet 🙂

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  2. Love this reminder! The day goes so much better when I start with Him. I can be certain what I get done was His plan. The pictures are so bright and happy!
    #ChasingCommunity

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    • Sandy, love your blog, so heartwarming to see a young woman following God and loving it. It is hard when the children are young to make God first, blessings as you find your way to His heart each day…

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  3. Good word today, friend. I’m feeling the “too much” blues myself lately. It’s funny how, even when we ask God to order our time, somehow I think I must wriggle my way back in, because I was telling God yesterday that surely He didn’t intend for me to feel so spent all the time. Somehow, I think I’m sometimes still missing His best for my time. Love that Psalm 62 verse, thanks for sharing. 🙂 Hope your family had a beautiful Easter celebration and that your soul finds rest in His presence today, my friend. ((xoxo))

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    • Wonderful Easter here as well. Praising Him today that we can know our hope in Him is secure and even when we try to dictate our steps, He is ever faithful to put us back on track. Blessings as you seek the Sonshine…

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