Recently I had to make some changes in my life. You see I work a full-time job Monday-Friday. I am also in seminary and I recently started a Christian online boutique. We updated our computers at work and merged with a bigger company within 3 months of each other. Because of all of the changes at work my stress level was high. School was demanding I was barely staying on top of my assignments. The store was new, exciting but I had to learn a lot. Needless to say, I was burnt out.
I was so tired that I did not want to do anything. My focus was off. I wasn’t spending time with God like I should. I came to realize something had to give. I had to make some changes in my life if I was going to sustain my sanity. I talked with my husband and began to pray I wanted to find some balance in my life. So I decided to take a break from seminary, focus on the store and work.
Even though I wanted to stay in school I knew I couldn’t continue at this rate. Sometimes you have to make hard decisions if you are going to be able to maintain your sanity. We have to realize that we cannot and should not overwhelm ourselves to the point where we are missing out on what is important in life. For me my relationship with God is vital. My relationship was not at the forefront so I had to make a hard decision to put school off for now and regain my focus. Learning when to say NO is important. We have to discern when we are off target and gain focus. In order for one to stay focus you have to be connected God. Whenever we detach ourselves from God we become unbalanced. Sometimes we do not realize that adding so much to your day will leave no room for time with God. One has to be purposeful in making everything in your life to revolve around your time with God. Remember you are in charge of your YES!!! You have the responsibility to say NO when YES becomes a stumbling block.
Now that I have eliminated some things from my schedule, I have time to pray, read my Bible and run my new business without being stressed out. I am a firm believer that God will direct you when you allow Him to. I began to ask God to guide me through my day and to realign my thoughts and spirit. I desperately needed to refocus on God. My Friends when life becomes so overwhelming you must reassess your life and make the appropriate changes. I had to seek God for what was best for me, now seek Him for what is best for you. Give HIM your best YES!!!
2cor 4:6 “For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”