Saturday, February 4, 2012

When is enough - enough?

There are times when you just want to scream and say ENOUGH

We have all been there - concerns over work, money, relationships, sickness, children, parents and so on - all our problems just seem to pile up into one giant ball of frustration, headache and heartache.  Enough! Stop the world - I want to get off!

But the world doesn't stop and our giant ball of whatever just goes on and on.  And, if we allow it - yes we actually are in control - it can last for what seems forever.  It is at times like that when we have to take a deep breath - maybe a very deep breath - and pause and get control of our selves.  After all we are Christians and we have a God who loves us and wants us to be happy and at peace don't we?  The answer is yes - God does not allow us to have more on our plate than we can handle and when it seems like our plate is over flowing - He gives us extra Grace to cope with whatever it is.  

When we pause and take stock in our lives and what is going on and remember that God is there to help us - we realize that our giant ball of frustration is not really so ginormous, but rather much smaller than we first realized.  When we start analyzing what is going on and deal with each issue individually - our huge pile of problems begins to melt away.  Getting up and walking around, taking a look out a window, petting the dog or cat for a few minutes distracts us enough that God can work in that tiny window of opportunity.  With God all things are possible - a phrase that I repeat quite often - and when we remember that, life becomes much easier to handle.

The next time you feel like screaming ENOUGH! - take the time to invite God into your life - and ask Him - who loves you more than you can imagine - to give you the grace to handle those obstacles of life.

In His Name
Deacon Dale