Ever since the Martha Stewart American Made competition (which I didn't win, by the way) and the Influence Conference, my inbox has exploded. I've been given opportunities that I used to dream about. I want to do "all the things." But now, I'm feeling the pressure. I don't know how to handle it all.
Yesterday, I was a total ball of stress and even found myself in the midst of a melt down.
It's scary taking risks.
It's scary saying "yes" to things that I don't know I'm capable of, all the while trying to be reasonable with what I can actually handle.
Last night I was reminded that having joy has nothing to do with our circumstances and everything to do with our attitude toward life. I can let the future and my unending to-do list for the remainder of this year sweep me up in a flood of overwhelment and "I can't do this," or choose to take one day at a time and give it to the One who holds my entire life in His hands. What am I really living for anyway?
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me- the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace. (Acts 20:24)