Have you ever been so busy that you feel like no matter how hard you try to keep up, life is still passing you by? That’s how it’s been for the past couple of days. I’m spent.
Today I actually got to the point where I was so overwhelmed that I basically shut down. I was sitting in my team meeting, normally a relaxing and slow-paced time of catching up with each other, and I just sat there like a zombie. The whole time, all I could think about was everything that wasn’t getting done. I had spent the last three days working on an enormous project that was overdue, and while I was working on it, other urgent things were piling up in my inbox.
The thing is, with the position that I’m in now, when something doesn’t get done, it directly affects the kids we work with. Sometimes in not such a small way. It might mean they have to wait another day before they get an emergency kit after a hurricane or that less money is raised for the Global Food Crisis. It’s a lot of responsibility, so it makes days like today – when I feel totally inadequate – very difficult.
It’s not just work that’s overwhelming me. I feel like I’ve neglected … well … pretty much everything else in my life: my friends, family, my dog, my gym schedule, my blog and most importantly, my time with God.
I’m a strong extrovert, but I’ve discovered that there’s limits to my extrovert-ness and I think I’ve reached my limit.
I need to recharge. I need to get plugged back into God and His word. It’s hard to believe that I started this month off with 12 days of vacation. How quickly I can get sucked back into the crazy pace of life and lose focus on what’s important.
If you think of it this week, pray for me. I could use it.
“Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” ~Jesus