I hear that one word from the majority of my friends.
How are you doing today?
I can relate, because most days if I'm transparent, I own that emotion too.
There are many definitions of the word, but one that paints a picture in my mind is: bury or drown beneath a huge mass.
What might that mass look like?
Each category, as precious as they all are, can feel like avalanches of dirt or tidal waves of water, take your pick, that threatens to paralyze us.
And that is exactly where the enemy wants Jesus followers. Paralyzed. Frozen in a state of overwhelming, exhausting, fear.
But those words also describe our lives. In their totality, we are called to address each and every one.
So, how do we do it?
Here's me being real.
I've tried to do it without Him, and I suck at it. As in, I work myself into an over-caffeinated, guilt-ridden, fit-pitching, tizzy.
So, I've learned to turn toward Him as my organizer. There was a time in my life where I thought He was too big to order my steps, but He isn't. In fact, He yearns for me to trust Him with every second of my day.
Help me to see past the perceived chaos that swirls in my mind. Prioritize my time for me. Guide my steps, each and every one. Mold them into your footprints, Lord. Teach me to hear past what screams the loudest, and lean into Your still, small voice that points towards what is important to You. Lord, I love you.
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.