I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what is TOO Much. In our fast-paced society it is easy for you to become overwhelmed by all the things going on. There are places to go, people to see, things to study, jobs to do, errands to run, responsibilities to live up to, etc. The world often seems to be caught up in this running here and there and taking on more and more. Stress from this way of living and the looming pressures will lead to all kinds of problems (personally as well) and even tragedies. It will impact your own health and effect all those around you. If you continue trying to do TOO Much or fail to keep all in perspective, the pressures will get to you and you may even lash out at others. Are you doing TOO Much or are you caught up in this TOO Much way of living?
Some things around us cannot be avoided. Certain responsibilities with life will always be there and so long as the world keeps up a fast pace, it will impact you to some degree. If you are not careful and proactive, you can easily get wrapped up in this fast paced way of living (sometimes referred to as the “rat race”). You can even become wound up so tight that something or even everything will unravel. The increasing pressure will either break you or steel you. Vacations can be helpful, but things will only continue to grow worse if you are doing TOO Much or TOO Much of the wrong thing. Often, a vacation or “weekend” mentality will prevail and work becomes the part of life you dread, just waiting for the time you’re off and free to enjoy life as you will (that subject probably needs its own article 😉 ). Life is filled with positive and negative things and it need not become TOO Much for you.
An important point here is how to handle the pressures when the circumstances of life seem to be TOO Much. If you seek to do the best that you can with each situation you face and recognize the Sovereignty of GOD in your life, it will not matter what comes your way. You will trust GOD for the strength to get through what you face and to even be wise about how to handle the situation so that you are not overwhelmed and give up. Giving up or quitting a task is a common response (escape response) to the things of life. TOO Much will then become TOO Little and life will then become even more difficult. Remember that GOD is always willing to help you prevail when life seems to be TOO Much. You can find the way through it and become an overcomer! He will not allow more to come into your life that what HE will give you the Grace to properly handle it. Consider 1 Corinthians 10:13:
“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”
Remember that nothing is TOO Hard for the LORD (see verses such as Jeremiah 32:27). This is a Truth that I have had to acknowledge when tragedy came upon me. The fact that GOD is with those who have trusted in His Son is what we all have to remember when the circumstances of life seem to become TOO Much. GOD will give those who trust Him the wisdom to handle each situation and manage them according to what He deems best. It is impossible to trust and depend on the LORD TOO Much. You can have misplaced faith, but you cannot have TOO Much faith in the right object! It is impossible to love Him and love others TOO Much. Are you doing TOO Much in your own ways or are you trusting in GOD and His Word, no matter what? This is a key theme in my book about the VT Tragedy and my Personal Tragedy. If you learn this truth, then nothing will become TOO Much!