Feeling Deficient

Do you ever feel like you’re not enough? Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough energy, wisdom, stamina, etc? Sometimes I feel like Bilbo Baggins when he says , “. . . like butter scraped over too much bread.” We all have stuff for which we’re responsible, but sometimes all of these responsibilities can seem overwhelming. So what should we do on the days when we feel spread too thin? 
Here are some ideas that might help:

  • Pray & ask for divine help, then watch for the ways that the Holy Spirit will give you help with strength & wisdom or even eliminate some of the demands of that day
  • Pause – take a step back & consider if you can let a few things go to make life more manageable & less insane
  • Play – the last thing I feel like doing when I’m stressed & max’ed out is playing & yet sometimes being playful is the exact stress reliever I need to stay the course & not disappear into a mountain hideaway. 

Let’s remember that we always have access to Heavenly Help for wisdom, strength & divine help 🙂

predicting success

So I know alot of people do this already & it’s not unusual for me to be slow to figure things out, but I’ve been reading 1 chapter of Proverbs each day for the last few months & it’s been a very interesting experience.  The main take away, so far, is that I really appreciate the practical wisdom it presents in such short & pithy  insights – not too wordy 🙂
Here are a few more lessons I want to digest & integrate into my daily life:

  • routine:  what we do consistently on a daily basis can show not only our priorities, but also what we will be good at in 5, 10, 20 years, etc.  Habits predict the future
  • persistence:  quitting & failing are often as complementary as peanut butter & jelly or salt & pepper
  • wisdom:  there’s a difference between information & wisdom;  the pursuit of wisdom yields higher returns than the pursuit of information
What are some insights you’ve discovered from Proverbs?