How To Under-Whelm Yourself (4)

You can begin the journey away from being overwhelmed in life (especially at this season).  You must answer this question:

“What are the most important things in my life?”

A picture is worth a thousand words.  Today’s picture is my brother-in-law Bob, his son, Rob, and Rob’s new daughter, Emma.

It’s one of the best visuals of Psalm 145:4, “Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power.”

The things that overwhelm us (in a stressful way) are the same things we teach our children to be overwhelmed by…just by their observing us.

One of the most important things in living is the legacy we leave our children.  Do the things that you let (that’s right “let”) overwhelm you teach your children the mighty acts of God?  Do they proclaim His power?

Now, before you get all defensive or depressed about the quality of your parenting skills…take a breath.  Nobody is condemning you for anything.  Instead, take these questions as a reality check and motivation to take the things you are letting (there’s that word letting again) overwhelm you and begin doing something about them.  Make some adjustments.  Begin, now, making the important things the important things.

Then practice those decisions until you start getting good at it. You can’t change past mistakes, but you can alter you and your children’s (or grandchildren’s) future by the decisions you make NOW.

To be continued…

What steps have you discovered brings you peace in the midst of overwhelming circumstances?  Please share them with us by commenting.
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Gary