As I imagine it is with any job, the work load of a Realtor often feels like a gigantic roller coaster. There are slower seasons, for sure, but when it rains it pours—I get drenched by an overwhelming “to do list” and weighed down by my inadequacies in meeting my expectations to accomplish it.
These past few weeks, I have been at the top of that roller coaster—completely maxed out on what I can get done in a day, but so far short of what I had hoped to accomplish. At any point, I am just a phone call or word or additional “to do” away from falling in a heap on the floor and crying, “I give up…I can’t do it!” I’m weary, overwhelmed, and exhausted (Benjamin Franklin, your Daylight Savings idea has been no help to me in that ;-)
But God, in His typical, perfectly timed fashion, met me in this place this week and provided a sweet reminder, “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the end of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:28-31).
It remains a busy season, with a long “to do” list, stress over this crazy real estate market, desires for more time to connect with friends, and emotions of fear and excitement over some major upcoming life changes for our family. But, in spite of that, I can confidently say that the Lord’s strength is holding me. Though I don’t always feel like I’m “mounting up with wings like eagles,” I rest in the promise that He is strong in my weakness. My God does not faint or grow weary, and in Him, I will renew my strength!
If you have also found yourself in a busy season, with weariness and exhaustion close at hand, I pray you too will remember to come to Him to find your strength. He’s the BEST source to deliver on His promises =-) “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:25-30).
By Katie Miller
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