When it Rains it Pours…More Times Than Not, We’re the Ones Holding the Pitcher
What is worry? To feel uneasy or concerned about something; to be troubled. To cause one to feel anxious, distressed, or troubled.
In our weekly mastermind meetings periodically, each members gets the opportunity to ask questions of or present situations to the rest of the group for their input and thoughts. This past week it was my turn. My question was one that has been asked multiple times, by multiple people, in multiple ways, in multiple places.
How do I determine what I should spend my time on?
What makes one thing more important than another? This question came out of my frustration with not getting everything I want to, done.
The problem with this question is…I’m the only one that can answer it for me. Each of us is different and what is right for one person isn’t for another. My priorities aren’t yours.
It comes down to putting my big rocks in first. Most of the time we know the answer. We just need to step back, take a deep breath and get re-focused.
Remember that God has given each of us a purpose. Focus on that and it will make it easier to get the pieces to fit. The important thing to remember is to not worry and stress over it.
The Bible is full of Scriptures about worrying and none of them say that we should. They all say pretty much the same thing. Don’t worry. Worrying won’t make us live longer. Give our worries to God. He will help us figure it out.
I wasn’t worried as much as uncertain about what to do first. Uncertainty is a better description of my feelings. I was just looking for clarity of direction. How do I get more done?
Whether it’s worry or uncertainty that you’re dealing with…it’s within your control.
You’ve probably heard the idiom, “When it rains, it pours.” This generally refers to situations when bad things are happening, then more bad things are going to happen.
This is a pretty negative perspective.
If it’s true for bad things, then I think the same thing is also true for good things. I’m going to make it pour good things.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with everything that you’re trying to do. Just remember…
There’s a limited amount of time and we hold the pitcher.
You can decide what and how much you will do.