24 August, 2007

Where's My Help?

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills,
from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth.
-Psalm 121: 1-2


Life is hectic lately, really busy to the point of being overwhelming. Too much to do, way too much! The demands come from every and all directions. It's not that I don't know how to say "no", I do. Right now the load is just heavier than normal. I have many responsibilities, I've asked for some relief and yet, none comes. I've been trying to step down as my church women's Circle Group leader for months now, no one volunteers to step forward. The congregational Personnel issues continue to simmer... a new hire is on the horizon and a vital committee member has decided to leave the fold! When I commit to something I want to give it all of my energy... and, naturally, everything can't get all of my energy simultaneously! Much of this burden is self-imposed. In a conversation with my Pastor he said: "You will continue to do the fine work in the kingdom God has chosen and empowered you to do. Remember when you were installed as a council member and officer your response to the question, "Are you ready to accept and faithfully carry out the duties of the offices to which you have been elected?" was "Yes, by the help of God." And God does help us all." It's true, He does; but He also expects that I come to Him when I need something! If I believed in tattoos I might have this one applied to my own forehead (in reverse, so that I could read it whenever I see myself in a mirror):
DON'T GET SO BUSY THAT YOU FORGET TO ASK FOR THE HELP YOU NEED!

~lesson learned~
Life is Good!

8 comments:

Ancestor Collector said...

This post needs an email response.....

Nancy said...

Yup. Your post sounds like I FEEL. Email to follow . . . .

Quilting Journey said...

Boy, do I understand that feeling. Hang in there and feel all of our hugs coming in! You can do this, so can I, we all can. We know we can, we know we can, we know....((hugs to you!))

Darlene said...

We do forget to ask for help, don't we. You'll receive all the help you need. Consider yourself ((HUGGED))

Shelina said...

I hope things settle down for you. I've found that as long as I maintain my post, then people are willing to let me do it. When I quit, then there is a vacuum and someone feels compelled to step in.

I did have a post where no one stepped in, and I decided that maybe that post wasn't one that people felt was important enough to keep filled. And I had to tell myself that that too is okay.

meggie said...

Hope you find your answers & get your help.

Beemoosie said...

Here, here...we seem to all find ourselves in the same boat at some point or another!

atet said...

I think that feeling is universal. One of my favorite "mantras" is one from a 14th/15th century mystic Julian of Norwich. "All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well." Sometimes just repeating it over and over when things get tough helps. Hang in there -- you are strong!