I don’t know about you but something about To-Do Lists makes me feel overwhelmed every once in a while. During the past two weeks my To-Do Lists have been sooooo looooong! It seems like there’s always something to do. I think about my To-Do Lists at the gym, at church, on the road, in the kitchen, at work, in the store and anywhere else my body is positioned. I think about these lists so much that I’ve even begun to keep small index cards next to my bed just in case a task pops into my head in the middle of the night or before bed.
When I woke up today, I felt overwhelmed as soon as my feet hit the ground. I thought about yesterday’s rollover tasks and had no idea how today would play out. I tried to squeeze in a quick 60-minute workout to ease my mind but even that added stress because I kept thinking about all of the things that needed to get done today.
“My Blog! How am I going to encourage everyone today? What am I going to write?” I had a few ideas but nothing felt right. I couldn’t find the right words to write a message from my heart. “That’s it…I’m just gonna pray and talk to Jesus for a moment.” The moment I prayed, I felt calm and at peace. A few minutes later, I searched a few photos in my phone and came across this one:
Sometimes the tasks on our To-Do Lists make us feel stressed and overwhelmed. Nothing makes sense to us and we wonder how anything will get done but in those moments, the reality is that God has already begun to do the work. When you feel overwhelmed and under pressure understand that the power of God is at work in you and He’s preparing you to shine.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed today, remember that you have been given the mind of Christ. You’ve been made in God’s perfect image and everything will be just fine. Just like a diamond, God is preparing you to shine.