Is God testing me?

 

  • Have you ever had a lot of pressure on you?
  • Does it seem like everything is against you?
  • Do you wonder why this is the case?

 

At this very moment I have a lot having in the work part of my life. This includes multiple roles and projects with deadlines all around the same time. This type of pressure can give you sleepless nights and at the same time exhaust you. In the end the thought of the outstanding tasks becomes larger than the tasks themselves….. Everywhere I look it can seem like that God is testing me.

I find that while I am in a tizzy and thinking about all the things that I need to do, I end up not doing anything. So I have developed a process to deal with my workload which is:

  • Firstly I breath…. I take a moment to actually put all the tasks to the side and realise that the world will not stop if I do not get everything done.
  • Secondly I focus on one thing at a time…. By doing tasks one at a time I find that I actually make progress and realise that the tasks are not as big as I thought.
  • Thirdly I let go…. I truly believe that God will only give me what I can handle. Yes he will stretch me, but I will only have on my plate what I can deal with. This means that what I cannot do I have to let go of.

Through following these three steps, I find that I can take myself from stressed and overwhelmed to focused and purposeful. My mindset goes from panicked to one of mission focused. In the end I find myself productive…..

 

  • What do you do when you feel stressed and overwhelmed?
  • What are your coping methods?
  • How do you get back on a productive track?

 

 

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About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is an Entrepreneur that loves life and is passionate about adventure. Attila Ovari writes, speaks and coaches to inspire others to better themselves through following their passions and chasing their dreams. He has developed his passions of inspiration, leadership and strategy into strengths through his businesses and community pursuits.

Posted on Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Indeed, since I lost my job in mid-2010 and till now I’m still struggling and suffering a hefty pay cut, maybe I should borrow your words – Is God Testing Me? I’m at a loss, and maybe some recent poor quality of my sleeping is due to stress or menopause? I’m not sure. In the meantime, just keep myself busy and do what I can do and hope for the best ! Is this a little bit fatalist ?

    • Events like job loss can cause stress in our lives and it is not a good feeling….. Keeping busy is a popular method for dealing with stress… I hope that the situation improves for you soon

  2. Besides improving my meditation through breathing, I make a list

  3. Great advice. I’ve been reading scriptures on being overwhelmed. Trying to find peace in the storm, just like Jesus in the book of Mark. Those scriptures helped me to deal with the whirlwind around me. I actually have the power to either tell the waves to cease, or walk on those waves. The reason I say “walk on the waves” is because sometimes, we have to learn how to deal with the noise as well as enjoy the quiet. For example, in my career now I am attending more meetings than I’ve ever attended in my life. I could say that I hate meetings and that I no longer want to attend them. But I have to be careful. A recent NPR report stated that CEOs spend the bulk of their times in meetings. I prayed for success. I can’t very well shun something that is part and parcel to success, can I?

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