Overwhelmed Isn’t a Four Letter Word

by Michelle on October 10, 2012

in Learning the Art of Living


Dear Overwhelmed Sister/Friend/Neighbor/Co-worker…

Psst.  Hey you!  The overwhlemed one. Yes, you.  

The one with the never ending mountain of laundry.

The one with the perpetually full sink of dirty dishes.

You who just remembered a must-do on today’s to-do list
and you have no idea how you’ll fit it in?

The one who is constantly feeling overwhelmed with to-do lists, chores,
activities, commitments, projects, and more…

I’m talking to you.

Can I tell you something?

Overwhelmed isn’t a four letter word.

‘Overwhelmed’ isn’t meant to be such a regular negative part
of your daily thoughts and vocabulary.

Did you hear that?  I’m going to say it again just to make sure.

‘Overwhelmed’ isn’t meant to be such a regular negative
part of your daily thoughts and vocabulary.

How about we flip a switch somewhere and change all that, shall we?

What if we refuse to use ‘overwhelmed’ as a negative word any longer?

Let’s be overwhelmed by His Grace.

Let’s be overwhelmed by the Prince of Peace.

Let’s be overwhelmed by His Mercy.

Let’s be overwhelmed with JOY,
because we can REST in Him in all we do.

Let’s be simply overwhelmed by His Love.

What can you do today to flip that switch?


Something to think about…


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Lindsey @ Road to 31 October 11, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Thank you I needed this reminder. I am overwhelmed right now, trying to sort through – trying to figure out a schedule. It is okay to be overwhelmed, if we are overwhelmed by the right things, the right PERSON. I will be praying intently that Christ will overwhelm me today!


Meredith October 11, 2012 at 4:41 AM

I love this.
Because it is true…
I want to let everything else but the reality of who HE is fall away!!


Jenni Mullinix October 11, 2012 at 7:43 AM

What a great way to look at it… Thank you for the reminder!


This Glorious Day October 11, 2012 at 7:50 AM

This is just what I needed to hear! Wonderful post and excellent timing! Thank you for the reminder to let God be the only thing that overwhelms us!


Christina October 11, 2012 at 8:15 AM

As one who is regularly overwhelmed, I needed this. Thanks!


Laura Rath October 11, 2012 at 8:36 AM

I love it! I’m flipping the switch with you and choosing to be overwhelmed by His grace and joy found only in Him. :)


Pam October 11, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Yes, yes, yes! Love your words today!


Sylvia Phillips October 11, 2012 at 9:46 AM

I love that verse! Thanks for the reminder!


Audrey October 11, 2012 at 11:10 AM

LOVE THIS POST!!! Thank you so much!!


deborah October 11, 2012 at 12:10 PM

I love how the connotations of the word changes when you start using it in a positive sense. When you picture the love of God, engulfing and overwhelming you!


Ugochi October 11, 2012 at 4:17 PM

I choose to be overwhelmed by God’s grace and strength. Thanks for the word and linky. Have a super blessed day!


Lisa October 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

What a great reminder that we need to be overwhelmed by the things of God!


Kristin October 11, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Loved your post! Love that switcharoo:) Thanks!


Lindsey van Niekerk October 13, 2012 at 12:03 AM

SUCH a good reminder, Michelle!

So good….I needed that!


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