I would say this is a word that often describes how I feel about my life. It isn't a bad thing. In fact, most of the time I think it is a good thing. I spend most of my time here feeling overwhelmed with the tasks before me, which leaves me in a position of forced dependence upon the Lord. And, as much as I am overwhelmed, I am also constantly amazed at how the Lord works, at how He uses my weakness to reveal His perfect strength and competence. There is no task that is too great for Him.
I spent some time today doing some training with my co-workers, my co-laborers in the Kingdom of God. And, as we finished up training, my question was this: "Are you overwhelmed?" The honest answer from this was that they were indeed a little overwhelmed, that their heads hurt a bit with all the information, that there seemed to be so many problems and so few solutions. And, I agree with them. There is so much work to be done, and there never seems to be enough time or resources to do it. But, the bottom line is that God changes hearts, and He is faithful to do His part when we are faithful to do ours.
I shared with them what someone once told me.
"How do you eat an entire elephant? One bite at a time."The response I received from this...
"Can we eat a chicken instead?"
No, brother, a chicken isn't big enough for my God...