Do you overthink things? Do you concentrate on the smallest details and miss the forest for the trees? Sometimes I do. True confessions time, for all three of you who look at my blog. :) Event planning and trip planning are two of the things where I've stumbled before. I enjoy it so much, but sometimes it makes me crazy. Not letting anyone else help with the project because you think you know best, you've done the research. So much thinking and planning then when it doesn't go perfectly or you miss something you then get extreme disappointment. I've done so much trip research before that I've gotten angry at The Hubs for suggesting any little change. Now I relax and actually enjoy life more, having options that are flexible. I see it in the way I approach my goals and new year's resolutions. I just think too much about it then become paralyzed in knowing just which way to go and if I let it, I'll become discouraged and overwhelmed and do nothing. Or it just takes me a long time to get to a conclusion. Which is where my mind's been lately.
|Trying to look happy even tho I was lost in Kensington Garden!|
He had been there for 38 years, and his response to Jesus when asked if he wanted to get well was that of a victim. He had had physical limitations and emotional ones, I believe, as well, to not ever have made it into the pool for healing in all those years. We do not have to be overwhelmed like he was! The victim mentality will not serve us well. Jesus gave him 3 Action Steps: Get up, pick up your mat, and walk! God met him in his action and HE WILL MEET US ALSO as we take steps to get better.
Where do we need to partner with the Holy Spirit to be better? Don't overthink it. Don't analyze it to the point of frenzy. JUST TAKE ACTION, TAKE A STEP. Rachel and Dave Hollis are popular podcasters that I also enjoy. Rachel empowers people with her story of overcoming a difficult childhood, hard work, and having a successful business despite not having a college degree. The couple openly talks about marriage difficulties and striving to be better. As far as her business is concerned, she advocates just taking steps. You don't have to have it all planned out! Just start moving in the right direction. She is an inspiration to me in taking off with an idea and making it happen. I've never been much of a risk taker but she helps me move in small ways.
Not sure where all of this was going but just felt like writing today. May your goals be in sight and you not be overwhelmed with overthinking.