Remember that commercial?
Just purchase a box of Calgone and sprinkle it in your bath water and it will take all your cares and worries away!
Every time I would think about this picture of this beautiful woman just soaking in a tub of bubbles, her makeup perfect and looking like she was on top of the world I just wanted to dunk her under that water!
Sometimes I am afraid it takes a little more than Calgone to take away the daily stresses of life.
Sometimes we put stress on ourselves by adding things to our list simply because we are people pleasers! We can't or we haven't learned to say NO! Tip: Did you know that according to most health-related physicians that sometimes (not all the time) a depressed state of mind is because we try to please everyone in our life but ourselves.
A lot of times it is that we simply need to reevaluate and prioritize! There are some things in our lives that we cannot possibly do any differently. That is just the facts of life! But so many times in my own personal life when I find myself becoming too overwhelmed that is when I have to take a back seat to saying YES to certain things and saying NO when it needs to be said! I have to slow down and remind myself that there is only one of me, though there have been times I do wish I could have been cloned!
Sometimes my issue at hand is simply putting priority where it needs to be and it always begins with the Lord of my life! The times in my life when I find myself being overwhelmed the most as a Christian is when I am so busy being busy that I lack in my one on one relationship with Jesus. That is when I hear His still small voice say,
BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD! (Psalm 46:10)
If only we could realize that our time with Jesus in the Word and through prayer is our priority! Lord help us all to stay focused on you.
Turn your volume up and praise the Lord today!
Hugs and blessings,