I was in the car listening to Air1 Radio, when I heard the song, “Over My Head,” by the Fray. It thrilled me to hear it. The lyrics go, “Everyone knows I’m in over my head,” and that’s exactly how I’ve been feeling lately: Over my head in every way, doing things that out of my league, out of my comfort zone and out of my mind!
God has been leading me in many steps of obedience. If I were to make a list of each step and its inevitable outcome, I would become overwhelmed. In fact, I do become overwhelmed when I don’t look through the lens of faith.
I’ve been overwhelmed before. I was tired, frustrated and angry at God. There didn’t seem like enough time in the day to do everything, and there was absolutely no room for me to enjoy life. I accused God of giving me a yoke I couldn’t bear, until He said, “I never asked you to bear it.”
I was out of line with God’s plan in my life, doing “good things” that He never asked me to do. But, this time is different! I’m overwhelmed, but I feel at peace. There’s a lot to do, but each day seems doable.
God’s been asking so much of me, but the cool thing is He doesn’t expect me to do it alone! There is something very exciting about being right in the middle of God’s plan and knowing that there is no possible way that you can accomplish it by yourself. I know that God’s hand will come through for me, and I’m looking forward to seeing Him in action.
So what about you? Are you in over your head? Is God asking you to do something that you could never accomplish alone? God is wanting to do something amazing in your life. He wants to enlarge your territory! Don’t be afraid! He will strengthen your capacity to handle it. Align yourself in God’s plan and nothing will be impossible for you!
“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible’” (Matthew 19.26 NIV).