Today’s post may seem a little whiney but hang with me. It’s me being very real. Very authentic. Very tired. Very overwhelmed. Everything I’m doing is good stuff, but this morning I woke up feeling like if I didn’t get a life preserver soon, I was going to drown.
I am a very positive person and keep going and going and doing because I love it. But today with that knot in my throat and tears threatening to escape my eye balls, I realize that I have to reprioritize. As I was trying to decide which work project to do first, which Bucket Buddies bucket order to place next, and what daily blog and instagram post to create, I realized that my life preserver was sitting on the table.
I read my devotions every morning, but I rush through them so that I can go to get the next thing done that someone is waiting on from me. I keep dog paddling in the water trying to keep my head above the waves all the while the life preserver is by my side.
My Bible. Not the one-minute devotionals (which are very good) but the deeper reading, the deeper study, the life saver that never changes yet always has all the answers. Today I have to grab the life preserver before I go under.
Are you treading water today? Are you feeling overwhelmed – like you’re drowning in work, laundry, meetings, other people’s requests, worry, loneliness, anger? Hold out your hand and reach for the life preserver. I promise the Lifeguard is always on duty and ready to save your life.
Isaiah 43:1-2 -But now, this is what the LORD says– he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.