It was a week full of demanding work schedules, speaking engagements, sports, church, kids' activities, bad news, and the onslaught of a severe case of “people pleasing syndrome.” I had just about managed to pluck out every protruding, scraggly, gray hair that was left standing catty wampus on my head. Everything and everyone seemed to get on my last nerve.
Why couldn’t I get it together? I felt like a complete momma failure. I mean, all the other moms bake gourmet home cooked meals, AND they change their bed sheets every two days. It seemed I could barely even manage to wash or change our bed linens once a month.
Feeling determined, I resolved that I would at least separate our endless mound of laundry into two piles. There was dirty, and then there was funky. Dirty meaning we could possibly wear it ONE more time, and funky meant you better grab a gas mask and RUN just as fast as you can while loading it.
The sense of defeat had left me feeling overwhelmed, burdened, unappreciated, and feeling so insignificant. I thought to myself, Sho’Nuff I’ve Done Flunked Motherhood!
You ever notice how that cotton pickin’, good for nothing enemy likes to take a strike at you, and whip up on your insecurities when your life is overwhelmed, filled with chaos from the busyness, and your priorities are out of line?
My friend, some of Satan’s greatest weapons are psychological. He wants to bombard your thoughts with his pesky, poisonous darts so that you feel like you can’t take it anymore, like you have surely messed up, will never get it right, and that you have become a genuine, fortified loser! The Devil is a liar!
If we are not careful, we can become so exhausted, and full of stress that we undoubtedly begin to flirt with depression, give in to attacks, feast on and believe in the enemy’s lies. Pretty soon we find ourselves entertaining them as truth.
Your failures, weaknesses, and the sin of being overcommitted and overwhelmed is not who YOU are! I have come to fully recognize that God is glorified when I admit my failures, and when I turn to Him for help.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. ~1 Peter 5:7-8
Publisher Note: Beverly Weeks is an energetic, Jesus loving- “girl-next-door”. Her inspiring, transparent messages are seasoned with a little laughter, candid real life struggles, and filled with Biblical truths.Often times people who hear her speak say the same thing, “she’s just so real.” An evangelist at heart, she has a love for her audience that is fully evident both on and off stage.Beverly is trained in Biblical Counseling, an ordained minister with the Acts2 Network, & Executive Director of Wayne Pregnancy Care Center. She’s been married for over 20 years to her best friend Rick, who had no idea what he was getting into when he asked her to marry him, bless his heart! They reside in Goldsboro, N.C. along with their two children Tyler & Macy.
Hey Wait a second, who wrote this? I’m just a simple southern girl, TEE-TOTALLY in love with my Jesus! I love chocolate, peanut butter with bananas, Alfredo sauce, shopping, and consignment shops. Did I say I LOVE chocolate!
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