Posts Tagged ‘overwhelmed’

Ugh, sometimes it seems like we can’t get a break! It’s not just us parents- I think that much of the world feels this way from time to time… some more than others. There are times that one thing after another goes wrong or seems to get in our way. Just when we’re making progress, make a plan to improve in an area such as school or work then BAM! something goes wrong with one of your children- or unexpected expenses pop up, income decreases- or someone gets sick.
I like to get things scheduled in order to stay organized. In order to keep everything in order I write when my classes are, when my kids need to be dropped off and picked back up. I pencil in special activities and family plans. It looks so neat on paper- but no matter how great of a planner you are, life doesn’t seem to work so neatly. If you’re like me and you’ve crammed everything in you can fit, a hiccup can be stressful! That blows everything out of whack.  Fear wells up, we get overwhelmed and stressed out. How will things work out now?

It’s common to feel crippled when everything goes wrong. How are we supposed to be good employees/students/parents all at once? Isn’t it hard sometimes? I find it’s helpful to get things into perspective and remember that God’s in charge here. I don’t have to carry all the burden, I’m here to do God’s work, and he’s taking care of me and the kids and the job and school and the schedule and telling me what I need to know. I can relax, breathe and take one thing at a time.
Worry and anxiety aren’t good for anyone. It doesn’t help us to be better parents, employees or partners. We must do our best to live in the moment and recognize that right now we have what we need- maybe not everything we want, and we may not know what the heck to do next… but we can ask and wait for an idea to come from God that will lead us to the next step.
Thank goodness! The other day an income stream I had ran out and my son’s teacher contacted me because he wasn’t  behaving in school. At the same time, I’m trying to meet my school deadlines and be the best mom I can be.  I started to worry about how everything would work out.

I want to finish school and I want to be here for the kids when they need me. I want my son to do well and want everyone to be happy. Why do things always go wrong?  I can’t possibly work if my kids need me. Now, I’ve worked full time for years as a single mom and gone to school and had a home business. I was putting everything into the future and now I’ve realized that I need to focus more no now and be more present. The kids grow fast- time flies, so we really need to make the most of the time we have. God’s really been taking care of us all the way…

From housing to food to companionship to employment to inspired ideas and schooling God’s provided everything we need. He’s not stopping now. I feel that I’m in my right place and so are the kids- so is my husband, for that matter. We’ll keep having what we need and being led to do the next thing we need to do. So, worrying is such a waste of energy and thought! (I’m not saying don’t have a plan.. plans are good. But we don’t have to know everything, and it’s ok if plans don’t work out as we want)

If you’re feeling overwhelmed today, take a deep breath and remember all the good things that are going on. What are you grateful for? That can sure shift one’s perspective. Remember that God’s love is taking care of each family member and you as parents. We don’t have to have all the answers, but need to keep going forward doing our best in each moment. We have all we need to tackle whatever comes our way…

My quote of the day is: “Divine Love [God] inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way”. Mary Baker Eddy

We aren’t alone. God’s directing us towards the next step, showing us what do do and how, making is clear who should do what and is there with us the whole time. Not as a physical being- but giving us the ideas we need, as well as the comfort and care when we stop worrying and trust and do.

Things always work out- have an awesome day, step by step!

Listen to this wonderful 2-minute inspiration to encourage you today! We are always able


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