A sometimes necessary evil, to be overloaded. It happens. Sometimes you just have to make it work.
However, it can be unwise. It can be unsafe. It can be risky, for any number of potential outcomes as you venture forward.
The more risk you consider taking on, the more precautions you should take as you prepare to go forth.
Sometimes, being overloaded isn't necessarily our choice to begin with, but it's what has been planned and sometimes you simply have to make do and do your best; figure out a game-plan and make it work.
Take many a deep breath.
Pray God's help in figuring out what to do
Pray God's favor as you move forward, should you not have many options
As much as it depends on you, figure out how to keep the frequency of being overloaded to a minimum.
While people may give us more than we feel we can handle or take on, God does not. Since He is sovereign and we are (nor our those around us) there is direction; a way through every situation we face. It may involve tough decisions; it may require extra time in planning precautions and putting in safeguards; it may cause disagreement and frustration from others along the way... but remember, whatever happens, God is in control.
Trust in Him. Commit your ways to Lord in all you do and He will direct your path. It may be nerve-wracking for a while, but God is with you. We are His; He is ours.
Pray this #deaconThursday, for deacons and church admins who are feeling overloaded. Whether it be from church responsibilities that are piling up and causing concern; whether too much "life-stuff" is happening outside of ministry that is taking a toll and causing them to be per-occupied... whatever the circumstance, pray for their ability to keep proper perspective. Pray for a calm in the midst of the storm. Pray for direction in figuring out plans and strategies of how to manage the load the face. May God grant them favor as they carefully move forward; having committed their ways to God; having placed their trust in Him to accomplish the miraculous in their situations..
May there be a spirit of grace, even in times of stress and questionable moments of confidence. Rejoice in the Lord, for He never fails us or leaves us behind. May we know the plans and purpose He has for us; even when there is much to sort through. For the glory of God... look to Him today.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.