When You Feel Overwhelmed…

There they are. The bills that need paying. The papers that need filing. The calendar that needs space. Occupying my writing stool — clothes that need folding, in one tight place — life choking life.

Is all this necessary?

Open there — the words that remind me to breathe, “Only one thing is necessary.” Mary, who sat before the Master, hanging on every word He said, has chosen better than I. It will never be taken from her — or me. But, I give it away when I am overly occupied, busily distracted, and worn weary.

I hear the Lord whisper quiet to my my soul — the same question Jethro asked Moses, “What are you really accomplishing here?”  (Exodus 18:14 NLT) …

I am so honored to be guest posting at Always Alleluia today.

It is where you will find the rest of this post. and some of what I practice:

REFOCUS — RELEASE — RENEW — LIVE (because we cannot RE-LIVE)

Will you join me over at Kris’s place?

She is a beautiful soul, and speaks life and grace to my heart

every time I read her words.

  • http://redemptionsbeauty.com Shelly Miller

    I couldn’t leave a comment over at Kris’s place for some reason but just wanted to let you know I enjoyed your helpful, practical post on letting go of what is not needful. And focus on relationship – that is where life is lived well, in those moments.

    • http://www.alifesurrendered.com Michele-Lyn


      I wonder why the comment link wouldn’t work. Well, I am glad you took the time to stop over here and leave such words that encourage! I always love to hear from you. You are a gift to the body of Christ. Blessings to you, dear friend.


  • http://www.danapittman.com Dana


    • http://www.alifesurrendered.com Michele-Lyn


      So happy you did hop on over :)

      Blessings to you,


  • http://myfreshlybrewedlife.com/ Barbie

    I love Kris’ place. Heading over now!

    • http://www.alifesurrendered.com Michele-Lyn


      She is a blessing, isn’t she? Thanks again for stopping by and leaving so much love :)