We’ve all been there, right? Feeling like we have too much to do, and not nearly enough time to do it in. As a mom, sometimes that feels like an almost daily state of being. I’ve been feeling that way with my work lately and I wanted to talk a little about how I’ve been managing that feeling of being overwhelmed.
God has been so amazingly good to me in my work. I have so many incredible things happening, so many ways to share his words and work with the the world and I am so incredibly grateful. But that doesn’t mean I don’t sometimes get stressed. How am I possibly going to fit everything in and still have time for my family, my life? Just writing that causes the anxiety to rise up and my heart to start beating faster in my chest. Panic that I will let one of my many balls drop.
I had a conversation at Baltimore Comic Con this weekend about God and how it’s not true that he never gives us more than we can handle. He absolutely does, all the time. But there’s a reason for that. So that we can learn to lean on him, to turn to him. Our priest told a story at children’s focus about a boy who was trying to move a rock that was simply too big for him to move. He told his dad that he’d given it everything he had, but he just couldn’t do it. His father asked him if he was sure he’d given everything. The son said yes, he’d used every means available to him. His father looked at him and said “You didn’t ask me.” So simple. So true. When we are trying to move our immovable rock or climb our unclimbable mountain, before we give up are we sure we have used everything we have? Have we asked God for help.
I know that the work God has put before me sometimes feels overwhelming. But I also know that through him and in him I can do infinitely more than I can ask or imagine. Today, in all ways I submit myself and my work to God. I know I can’t do this on my own, but I know that I can do anything with God’s help.