Sunday, August 31, 2014
That Feeling... When You are Completely Overwhelmed!
I have needed to get my nail polish out and take the chips of purple nail polish that are left on my fingers off for over a week. Somehow every time I think of it (usually in the bathroom... yes I know that is weird... it's the only time I get away either alone or at least with only one kiddo) So... that is the time I notice those little things like I really need to clean that nail polish off. ANNYWAY! It never happens because I come out of the bathroom and notice something like that the laundry needs to be folded or, a little person needs me for something, or any number of the millions (no I am not joking) of things I do around here.
So, when I realized something this past week after a good long talk with God(...yes I talk to him, yes out loud, and you should too! :-) ... ) that I need to be sharing my life. Surly I am not the only person going through this craziness! or maybe I am but, maybe sharing my craziness will make someone else's craziness seen not so bad! LOL I'm here for you ladies... really I am!
That is why I am sitting here typing away in the very brief moment while little miss is sleeping and the boys are playing quietly (haha ya right) and yes... I still need to remove the purple chips of paint off of my nails. Maybe I should go do that right now...
Do any of you feel like the pile of stuff to get done just keeps getting bigger and you just keep falling farther behind. You are not alone! I was just thinking about this today. Why do I feel so incredibly overwhelmed! Yes, there is a lot going on right now. School just started, life in general with all of it's craziness is overwhelming, but I usually am able to keep my head above water. I really don't know why I am feeling this major overwhelmingness (sorry I know that is not a word... but if fits!) So, here is my plan. Give it to God.
You may be asking how is that really going to help? Well, it works out like this. My day is God's day. That is the way I see it. I am right where he wants me to be so I should stop stressing because the laundry isn't done, the house is a mess, the kids just keep asking me question after question after question after question... Me stressing about it doesn't change anything except for how I feel about it. So instead when I start to feel stressed or overwhelmed I am going to give it to God. Ask for what ever I need to be able to deal with and be ok with everything going on in the place that I am at right now. Not only that, but I am going to ask to enjoy it. Remove myself completely from the stress and have fun... even enjoy the chaos! Whoah did I just say enjoy the chaos! LOL
My kids won't always be little and all of the phases that we are going through right now will not last forever. So I am going to enjoy it while I have them at this stage. I know I will look back and I will miss when they were like this so instead of stressing I am going to enjoy it... all of it!
Have any of you ever felt like the craziness of life was taking you over and that you were drowning? How did you deal?
Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.