Worse, I know you can relate. We spend a whole lot of our time going and doing and running and...and...and.... that it becomes overwhelming, tiring, and makes us feel like we can't catch our breath. And that's where I find myself today. Not because today was a particularly hard or taxing. I went to work and got a lot done, but it was all done at a normal/sane pace.
I'm overwhelmed because I looked at my calendar for this weekend and was appalled by the amount of STUFF I had to do. No, strike that, the amount of stuff I have the opportunity to do. Tomorrow was definitely the most overwhelming. I know that there are seasons where we go through life going and doing and being, but there are days, like today, where I look at my calendar and wonder how it is that Webster hasn't called me to ask permission to give my scheduled as an example for "crazy". Perhaps they should just use one of my selfies.
When I posted on FB about the crazy schedule, a dear sweet friend, Jennifer over at http://www.runningpastormom.com, commented that maybe I should not do some stuff. I love how wise she is. But she reminded me that all of my plans (okay, most of them) are optional and that I am one person doing the job of many, and sometimes I really just can't do EVERYTHING.
So, I made a decision. I'm just not going to do everything that I have the opportunity to do. I was going to get a TV from a friend tomorrow, but opted for today instead. When I got down to her neighborhood, I was early and decided to take a walk and just breathe. She lives in a tired neighborhood - have you ever heard of neighborhoods referred to as that? I have, and I have been in a few, but it seemed very apt that I was in a tired neighborhood, taking a walk. I even took a picture for you:
It's a very quaint neighborhood, and as I was walking, I was praying; praying for my Tuesday Women's Bible Study gals, praying for my choir people, praying for my Thursday Bible study group...and then I turned another corner in the neighborhood, and as I was staring to pray over things in my life, I came upon a cute little church with a very simple sign:
Sometimes God answers you by placing people and/or things in your life, and sometimes He spells it out for you. He knows me well.
While things in my life sometimes seem crazy and my prayers go unanswered, I know it's not because God doesn't know or care, because I know He knows and cares more than I could ever understand. Sometimes He just wants us to trust Him with our mundane while He works out the bigger things.
As for me, you will find me behind my sewing machine for a time, and then curled up with my son and pup, watching a movie and enjoying what God is doing in our lives.
God bless you my friends.