Thursday, May 10, 2012

Help for Overwhelmed Folks!

Today, I'm working from my "other" office - Panera because it seems that when I'm home, very little gets done. Normally, when I'm here, I'm under a deadline. I come in, I fire up my computer, I write and write until it's all done. Today is different. I have 10 different things on my to-do list. For some reason, after I wrote down all that I needed to accomplish, I suddenly felt overwhelmed. Where do I start? What's the priority? Even if I don't finish #3, I MUST finish #8 before my daughter gets out of school. In the midst of feeling overwhelmed, I thought about an easy escape - Facebook. If I just opened up that browser, I could take my mind off all the things I had to do for a moment. But the Holy Spirit spoke up inside me and let me know that I was using Facebook (as fun as it might be) as a crutch to be unproductive. Ouch! Well, even after He told me that, I still wasn't feeling any better about my list of things-to-do. Didn't have any more guidance than I'd had five minutes earlier. And then He did what He does so well - brought scripture to my remembrance. "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:6. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for reminding me. Thank You, Lord, for the power of Your word to remind us of all the provision You have already made for us!