So, I’m a little weird. I like to be overwhelmed. Not crushed under a mountain of work, but I like when I have a little more work than I can handle. I think part of it is I like being busy. But one of the other things I love is that it forces me to do something I don’t tend to do, or even like to do. And that is rely on God. When I have more than I can handle, I have to trust in God to handle it for me. Mother Teresa said once “I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle, I just wish he didn’t trust me so much”. This was from Mother freaking Teresa! If there is anyone on this earth I would have figured that God would have trusted during their life, it was her! But she wished God didn’t.
But in that, she was also faithful. She didn’t say “I wish he didn’t trust me so much, so I’m gonna go sit back and do nothing”. If I feel too overwhelmed, I do have a tendency to shut down. This is an area in which I am trying to grow. That even when my workload goes over my head, I turn to God, not just shut down. This is not fun, in order to learn to learn to do this, I have to be overwhelmed.
How about you? What is your reaction to being overwhelmed?