So much to do, and not nearly enough hours in the day to do it.
I get so frustrated when I work my guts out all day only to come to the end of the day feeling like I have barely scratched the surface of what I needed to get done. When that happens day after day it starts to make you feel discouraged and depressed…it starts to make you feel like no matter how hard you try you will never be good enough to get it all done. That is how I have been feeling more and more as I am trying to juggle my business, with building a home, and having time for my family. Now add to that the upcoming holiday season and all that needs to get done for that and it feels like I’m drowning and I will never come up for air. Not the best feeling.
As I sat down tonight I was feeling totally stressed out and bummed that another day has come and gone and I am nowhere near caught up with things. It was a terrible feeling, but one I am certain many of you reading this have felt yourselves, if not all of you – I know I am not alone in feeling this way. But what is the fix? After all, I am only one person and there are only 24 hours in the day. I can’t clone myself and I can’t add more time to the day, so what the heck am I to do?
I have sat thinking about that for the last hour while I have been going through stacks of papers I needed to review. And the answer came jumping into my mind – Maybe it’s time to pray for help.
First I want to make it clear that I wholeheartedly believe that prays are answered. I know that because it has happened over and over again in my life. But for some reason I tend to be a person that only prays for the help on the bigger things in life. I pray for the safety of my children, the health of my family, and major things like that, but the truth is that more often than not I totally forget to pray for help on the little things. I suppose I feel that God is busy enough and I shouldn’t be bothering Him with things like helping me find the right subcontractor to do my tile in my new house, or helping me get through the endless unread emails in my inbox. But maybe my thinking is wrong on that – Maybe it’s okay to bring God these things that seem little in the big scheme of life, but that are big things to me today. I suppose if these millions of little things are causing me to be discouraged and feel depressed then maybe they aren’t so little, and maybe God would want me to bring them to Him so he could help me handle them. After all as parent I would certainly want my child to bring me their struggles, no matter how small, so I could do what I could to help them – so wouldn’t it stand to reason that God, as our father, wouldn’t want us to bring him our struggles, even when they are small, so that he could help us?
I guess the bottom line is that it certainly won’t hurt to try praying for help on all the little things I need to get done. So I am going to put the “independent me” in her place tonight, get down on my knees, and ask for His help to handle all that I need to get done, even the little things. And if any of you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed out or worried like me, I would suggest you put aside the “independent you” and give prayer a try as well. Then you will know that you are not the only one…
Have a great weekend and may all your prayers be answered.
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