A few posts back I was whining about being overwhelmed. Yes, whining. I am happy to report that I no longer feel overwhelmed. Sure, there are still days that I want to pull out my hair. Who doesn't have those days? But, I no longer feel as if I can't function.
Are you curious as to my secret for being less overwhelmed?
I am letting go.
I'm letting go of having a perfect house. We live here and there is going to be dirt and clutter. No more I am going to feel guilty that Jon may come home to a mess.
I'm letting go of having a perfect school day. It's just not going to happen. Assignments may even be pushed to the next day or even the next week! My boys will learn.
I'm letting go of my time. This is not my time in life. When my children are all grown and moved on in life I will be able to pursue some of my interests. Right now God has my day filled by meeting the needs of my family. I pray every morning that I will remember that I am serving Him by loving and serving my family.
I'm letting go and letting God control my day. I'm spending time reading His Word and praying. He will provide all the comfort and peace that I need.
Letting go can sometimes be the hardest thing to do, but I am going to make that decision every morning when I wake up.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30