Sometimes I keep myself engaged in ‘overwhelming’ moments way too long. I don’t know why I do it, either. I know better, and I know how it affects me. So, why must I continue a behavior that I not only detest, but know causes unwanted stress and attitude? It frustrates me! Yes…stress, attitude, and frustration.

We are all overwhelmed. I don’t know one friend of mine that isn’t. Even those that should know better, and those that have extra time on their hands; exhausted and swamped. We’ve put ourselves in those tiring, spirit-crushing situations and it’s time to take ourselves out! There is no one else to blame. And Satan loves it!

I always read verses that strike me. This one today was one that I read and my eyes lit up, and I believe my exact thoughts were, “yep, this one definitely pertains to me.”

My heart heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.” Psalm 27:8

David was a man after God’s own heart…and this is one of the many reasons why. God said “come and talk”, and David did. How often do I hear God say this. And how often do I rudely reply with, “I will later…I don’t have time right now.”

Why would I put my Lord and Savior on the back burner? My back burner is crammed full of “other” things I need to do, and I just put my Rock back there, too! I look at everything that He has done for me, you know, like dying on the cross for my sins! He has blessed me beyond expectation and loves me more than I can even possibly imagine. I’m horrible, and feel shameful.

I’m overwhelmed with business BECAUSE I’m not involving Him during it. Yes, I spend time reading His Word, studying, reading devotionals and writing, but when do I stop in the middle of an overwhelming moment of business – that I put my self in – and talk with Him?….rarely, if that.

So I’m challenging myself this Holiday Season: when my heart hears You say, “Come”…I will! I will seek you and I will have a renewed Spirit! And I challenge you all to do the same. Let’s change the patterns and attitudes of this busy season. Let’s accept and breathe in God’s grace, and bathe in His Word. Let’s see how much easier this season can be when we take ourselves out of our “overwhelmings”, and trust that God will shower us with His joy!

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