“…Can one be OVERWHELMED by their relationship and responsibilities with GOD…?”

I’m absolutely OVERWHELMED! Do you “LET things” get so out of control…that you’re just overwhelmed. I’ve been there, though…not often, and certainly…not for long. It’s a learning process, and should not be considered as a flirtation with FAILURE… in any remote manner.

So how does something like that… realistically, happen? To me, it happens when one is simply NOT PREPARED. I’m not suggesting that they don’t KNOW their subject, and are not well skilled…. rather, I’m saying that they might not be properly PREPARED. One can have a well-thought-out POA (plan of action), but because they omit some important factors, i.e. adequate manning tables, and corresponding budget – they’re going to be “overwhelmed.”

If you don’t have sufficient personnel to initiate and complete a contract….then…you’re NOT PREPARED. If you underperform, then your career could be in jeopardy….you’re NOT PREPARED. One could apply this same condition, of being OVERWHELMED, to their family life (not really prepared to get married, or the institution of …children); or a career move (not being prepared to fulfill their new career responsibilities); or playtime (not having appropriate playtime tools); and finally…can one be OVERWHELMED by their relationship and responsibilities with GOD?

Too often, we overlook our “spiritual responsibilities,” taking such minutia for granted.  Remember… since we are made in the Image of God, we are held to a higher calling, along with “extra…and demanding” responsibilities.  And, to some of us… a very “overwhelming” responsibility.  We are told in… Luke 24:49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power (being prepared) from on high.”

This is a clear message that we are expected to be “prepared” for the responsibilities that God will impose on us. God does not want us to be over-whelmed.  If we are “over-whelmed” with our walk with Christ…it simply means that we are walking alone… not with….Our Lord God, Jesus Christ.  Until we “completely surrender,” we will always find ourselves in a “over-whelming” situation.

…Blessings…cjlb…5/23/16

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About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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