Have you ever tried to carry too many things at once? Perhaps it is grocery bags that you are carrying in from the car. You take as many as possible so it means less trips back and forth from the car to the house. You have it perfectly balanced until suddenly something slips in one of the bags which puts everything else off balance. Before you know it, you have a jar of spaghetti sauce crashing to the floor with shards of glass and sauce everywhere. Now I haven’t actually dropped a jar of spaghetti sauce but I have dropped a gallon of milk before. It completely shatters as well.
At times we can be involved in too many activities or have too many responsibilities on our plate. We get to the point where we spread ourselves too thin. We become useless in many areas. We become weary and stressed. We spin our wheels and don’t get much accomplished. There is so much to do that we are overwhelmed with where to begin.
This is what I have been experiencing lately. Too many balls trying to juggle and experiencing a lot of stress in the process, and little to show for what has been done. I’ve been working hard on editing a novella and learning the whole process of Indie publishing, while keeping up with all the other demands on my time. I’m wearing out from trying to do too many things at once.
I guess I need to keep in mind the words of Jesus in Matthew 11:28-29, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
Today are you weary and in need of rest? Why not crawl into your Heavenly Father’s lap and experience His rest.
Jodie got bitten by the writing bug as a young girl after reading and watching Little House on the Prairie. She loves writing stories about feisty heroines and strong, godly heroes. The power of story to influence lives and change hearts is what motivates her to weave tales that tell of the Savior’s faithfulness and forgiveness.