My morning had started off in a bad way. I was overwhelmed and my day had barely started. As I headed out to work I noticed an eagle flying overhead and he seemed to follow me as I neared the end of my road. I waited there as long as I could, before a car came up behind me, all the while the eagle circled overhead, never leaving me. What was he about I wondered? What was I about? Too many things, I knew. Too many things.
As I mentioned yesterday, I have a lot going on. So it seems. Most of what I do is on a project basis, so I am not involved in so much of it simultaneously. I work at my "real job" only 15 hours a week. That is all I dared to commit to given my health issues, migraines and otherwise. But when I lose days at a time, all else goes to the wind. Then I feel like I'm doing many things, none of them too well. I'd like to stress, that is how I feel. I have learned to not pay attention to these discouraging feelings so much through the years. I have also learned not to over commit. Yet, somehow life gives us opportunities for checks and balances and it seems as though I am in such a place again. Does this ever happen to you?
One thing I have done is to try to keep my activities "focused" on that "one thing I do" which is to minister to others with my creativity, and I'm trying to define that further by centralizing much of it around writing. But sometimes there are seasons that we get more busy than others, whoa to me when my health interferes.
I felt like that eagle was heaven sent. As it glided up above with his magnificent wings outstretched it reminded me that I was underneath the everlasting wings of God. That he saw me and knew what I was dealing with, what I was about. Yes, the Lord knows what I am trying to accomplish and he also knows my limitations. He reminded me to take refuge in his wings. Do what I must for the day, in his strength and not mine alone. When I focus on the many things at once I am easily overwhelmed, but when I focus on him I am empowered.
He will cover you with his feathers, He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
The LORD recompense you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge! Ruth 2:12
But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
How are you faring today?