Do you ever feel like life is moving at warp speed? There are times when we feel like everything is happening at once and it can begin to feel overwhelming. Right now is one of those times for me. Work is really crazy right now. I feel like I have way too much to do and not enough time to get it done right. On top of that, we made an improptu decision to finish a big portion of our basement. It isn’t the best time to take on a big house project but circumstances kind of dictated the decision.
In far too many areas of our life, we can allow circumstances can dictate what we do. Every week I deal in deadlines. Sometimes pressures can mount to where we feel like we have to do something…even if we are not prepared. It’s at those moments that I like to stop and really look at what is driving me. It’s then that we should ask ourselves, “Am I letting other people and their desires drive my life?” People will take as much as you give them. At this point, we end up losing our focus and our priorities get out of whack.
When you feel overwhelmed, take a moment to see what’s on your plate. Then place a priority next to the things that matter most. Is God getting his time with you each day or has other demands eaten this time? Is your family seeing enough of you? When life is moving at warp speed, that is when we most often need to secure our quiet time with God and rest with our family.