I can go along fine for weeks at a time getting it all accomplished (or at least the most important) without much thought or worry. However, let me start to get a bit tired and it just becomes ovewhelming. I've said it here before that I am easily overwhelmed with life at times. I'm learning to let go and be more flexible along with regularly turning it over to God. But, the tired thing... well, let's just say I'm not good at much of anything once I start to get tired. Unfortunately, that includes turning things over to God. It seems when I get tired that all common sense, knowledge -- it all goes flying right out the window.
So, last week was one of those weeks where I was tired and fell straight down the path to overwhelmed. I've since taken some time to slow down, prioritize, talk it over and pray. I'm feeling better. I've allowed God to take control again and He has comforted me. I'm ready to start a new week.
In starting a new week, though, I wanted to be fully prepared. I didn't want to go anywhere near overwhelmed. I went to my Bible this evening to look for that "special something" that I could carry with me throughout the week. Something that would remind me that God is with me, that He is my comfort. Something that would remind me how important it is to let God in and let him "run the show". To let Him give me the strength to keep moving -- not only so I can keep up with a smile on my face, but also so that my sense of overwhelming and the negative thoughts and attitudes that go along with it will not be a stumbling block to others around me.
Here is where God led me...