Bodysurfing a big wave is fun. But you know something very quickly: Being at the top in the wave of excitement. Not so much fun when the water wall crashes on top of you, and you’re sent to fall out of control.
Feeling overwhelmed is too much. Some days… well, you fall into an emotional ocean bubbling around you.
Many families feel overwhelmed. A phone call with bad news. You receive a text from someone you have a difficult relationship with. Your calendar is empty.
If you feel overwhelmed, there are many things you can do. One is to listen to our Focus on the Family Broadcast which “What To Do If You Feel Too Much“of your local radio station, online, sa Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or our free phone app.
Author Kay Wyma is with us to share how to allow God’s truth to guide you and give you the power to balance life rather than let the situation be your own. He shares the difference between:
- Demonstration against Purpose – How do you define life with meaning and purpose instead of winning over a culture focused on achievement that screams “more is better.”
- Appearance vs. True Beauty – Our self -efficacy is never tied to a scale figure or a mirror image.
- Absolute imperfection – Avoid the lie that there are perfect formulas for parenting, marriages, and careers.
- Group Restrictions vs. Ownership-Release from the pressures of having to belong to the “right” group.
- Do-All Pressure Vs. Living Ordinary – There are many benefits to living slowly and consistently instead of overcoming the “pressures that everyone can do.”
- Bitterness vs. Forgiveness – Bitterness about past mistakes steals our happiness from now. We are forgiven for forgiveness.
Kay Wyma has a written book called Not Our Boss to Each Other: Putting too many places in its place in an All-, All-World available for a gift of any amount. For more information, visit our website.
Another good idea if you feel overwhelmed is to call us. We have caring Christian counselors who can encourage you, pray with you, and point you in the best direction for your family. We also have an extensive referral network for counselors in your area who can provide ongoing assistance. Call us during business hours at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).