Okay, the title may be a little weird, but indulge me for a moment. A few days ago, I was talking to a friend of mine about some personal struggles and stress she was experiencing. She had internalized all of the pressure she was feeling, so much so, it made her ill. Her health had been declining for a series of weeks. She called me again today frazzled and we had a serious conversation.
Essentially, the pressure she'd been feeling was due to her attempts to figure and work things out on her own. Somewhere along the way, she had taken over God's job, instead of casting her cares upon Him, and allowing Him to do what she could not do.
Anyway, I told her, "God never called us to be superheroes. It's not our job to fix everything and to know every solution. It's time to retire the cape and give God control once again." How many times do we make the mistake of hopping in the driver's seat, taking the wheel, and trying to steer our lives in the right direction? Probably lots of times. Then, when we're all burnt out and frenzied we come back to God broken, frustrated, depressed, and just all around defeated.
But today, I want you to turn your burdens over to God. Commit every problem and situation into His hands and don't pick it up again. Take care of what you can, and as for the rest... don't worry about it. Take off that cape, stop attempting to be Superwoman and begin resting in God. Things may not always go according to YOUR plan, but if you trust in the Lord with all your heart, everything will be just fine.
When you lay your burdens at His feet, He'll dramatically lighten your load and give you inexplicable peace even in the midst of confusion. So if you're tired of trying to do it all by yourself, and you're ready to acknowledge that you've been attempting to do God's job for Him, then He can help you.
But it's not until you say, "God I turn over everything over to you," that He can begin working on your behalf. I admonish you right now to begin seeking God for direction, clarity, strength, and most of all His peace. When you seek after Him, you'll find Him... guaranteed!
As always, thanks for reading, and until next time... may you be empowered to prosper!