I mean, I'm overwhelmed kinda on a daily basis. The kiddos went back to school on Wednesday (the boys with their cousin, Schyler). I'm finishing up a few projects, and anticipating starting a few more. I finally have time to focus on the nitty gritty with our finances.
Yes, we paid off our consumer debt. I remember very vividly that entire process was completely overwhelming to say the least. If you've never been in that position, I am pretty sure you can't understand the stress and pressure to take on something like that (especially as big as ours was).
Coming up, we have some hefty financial goals, not to mention continuing paying on the other debt we have. Hubs needs a new (to us) vehicle (seriously, he has duct tape on his tail light – no joke). We want to pay cash for a Disney Vacation next year (it seems everyone is saving for Disney, huh). We have another big thing we need to save for. I would be lying if I didn't say I wasn't overwhelmed at how we're going to make it all happen (and praying that his vehicle doesn't fall apart before we have the cash to get a replacement).
It all makes me anxious. I'm a planner, possibly even a bit control freak-ish. But, you know with life there is nothing you can control except yourself (Hubs and BFF just reminded me this of that very thing this week). So, having a plan just helps with the anxiety and overwhelming circumstances. I can then possibly “eat” that elephant one bite at a time. But, it's not easy. Nothing in life ever really is.
There is a scripture, my favorite one actually. It's Psalm 139 (everyone loves a good Psalm, right). Well, the last part of the Psalm is what I meditate on when I feel anxious, unsure and just sucked in by life. It's below. And, verse 24 is what I pray the Lord will show me each day (no one is perfect, but despite my imperfections I really do want to be more like Jesus).
Do you ever have those days? The things of life just make you feel overwhelmed, anxious or just tired of what “the world” throws at you? How do you get through it?