Jan 29, 2013

WEDNESDAY IN THE WORD-OVERWHELMED

 Just daily life can overwhelm us at times can't it? We get to the end of our day and look at our 10 pages of to-do list and we think to ourselves "Will CALGONE really take me away?".


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, 
Cindy
 


   

    

  



8 comments:

  1. I adore that song. A young lady in the church I grew up in used to sing it. I think trying to do to much...multi-task...truly is a "girl thing"!! Thanks for the reminder to slow down and that it's okay to think of "me" sometimes!! Glad to see you back, my friend!

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  2. Good words today, Cindy! When I was younger I did have a problem with saying no! I'm better now at my olden age! :)
    Be a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. I certainly remember the calgon commercial and can't tell you how many times I wanted to be that lady and just let calgon take me away! In my heart I knew it wasn't calgon that that could de-stress me, it is the one true God who says to me, "take my hand child and I will help you." I love Him.

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  4. What great reminders today, Cindy. I've been pondering Psalm 42:1-2, as well. Excellent stuff! And I love Brooke's version of that song. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh Amen to all of this! It is just soo true of us women isn't it? I have notice recently with caring for my mom that there just is not the time there was before. I feel like I did back when my kids were little and have to set the alarm to get up early enough to get my "quiet time" in with the Lord. And boy do I sure notice when I don't. Thanks for the wise words! Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  6. Bubble baths are my favourite! And so relaxing before bed! Angie xo

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  7. I wish Calgone worked too!
    Connie Royals

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  8. I am smiling because this is the second time today I have read "Be still.." I was feeling SO bad that I didn't get my Sunday post ready. Everything in life was pulling at me and I was just exhausted. So I chose to sleep. :)

    God is good!

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy