How would you describe chaos and overwhelm?
Complete disorder and confusion… Being overtaken, buried, drowning?!?
These are just a few of the words that are often associated with chaos and overwhelm and, if we’re honest, words that can describe our lives at times.
Chaos can rise up easily within our relationships … let’s just say marriage and parenting at the least … and possibly even in your friendships or church circle. Chaos can also stir up confusion and bring on stress at work.
And that’s not even including the chaos most of us have experienced during most of this 2020.
It’s been chaos and its companion, overwhelm.
Many are drowning in financial trouble, buried in health issues, or struggling with mental or behavioral concerns within their home that seem just TOO BIG.
And they are not alone.
Last week was a rough parenting week for me. REALLY rough, a total doozy… This parenting thing is NO JOKE!
And in it, I can get so focused on the struggles right in front of me that I forget God is my rock, my help, and my support through life.
Believe me, I know it’s easy to do when you’re pulled in so many directions. You’re probably very used to being pulled – taking care of the kids or the house, making the meals, work, and more.
But pressures, different seasons, and changing circumstances in life can all take their toll on us until we feel there is nothing left to give anyone – least of all God. So instead, how do we stay peaceful in the midst of chaos? How do we seek His peace for us despite what we see around us?
What is our next step?
Maybe we know that we need to turn to God, so we approach Him… but only so that we can get an answer. We don’t go to Him, or into this process, with the proper frame of mind or the tools we need to succeed.We should go to God, not to demand an answer from Him, but to seek HIS PEACE. A peace that can only come from Him. Click To Tweet
You see if we go to Him, only for an answer, we can be left feeling disappointed.
It’s possible He could give an answer when we demand one – in our ways and our timing – but then, if He doesn’t answer within those guidelines we can be left frustrated. We can start to believe He didn’t show up or He let us down.
So instead, our focus must be on God – His ways and His timing – to get rid of anger and stress and fill up with HIS peace.
Sometimes you just need to reframe a situation and when you can step back and see the whole picture – minus the stress – you are able to hear the Holy Spirit and hear wise counsel.
But you have to go into the refocus with the right intent. Simply to remove the garbage and to fill it with God’s peace. That way you can’t fail.
Don’t worry friend, I won’t leave you to figure out your next step on your own. I want to walk you through HOW TO survive those moments of chaos and overwhelm and get back to peace.
This week I recorded a LIVE video to explain 4 ways you can ditch the overwhelm and fill up with His peace! It also comes with a follow-along worksheet. You don’t want to miss it!
One of these 4 ways may seem to “fit” your life all the time, but I included all 4 so you have options and different things to try in various situations.
The best part is that these are tools you can use starting today!
Click the video to the right to watch the LIVE training and comment below and share which action step you will take now!
Isaiah 26:3-4 “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.”
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