Overwhelmed

At the town fair they have an event called the Tractor Pull. 

The concept is simple.  Asking the question, "is your tractor the strongest?" they hook you up to a trailer and start with a LOT of weight at the back and magically the weight moves closer to the tractor as it drives.  This apparently makes it more difficult for the tractor to move, ending the run at a standstill, tires spinning in the mud, loud engine noises, and a certain group of people cheering like crazy.

There was a moment last winter when I was at a stand still, 
tires spinning, but simply not moving. 
Too much weight. Or, at least the weight of responsibility had moved closer.
I was, in a word, overwhelmed.

I can think of a few occasions when I spent minutes (possibly hours) sitting in my office, trying to organize my thoughts and think of something to begin or more importantly, something to finish. If you watched me during that time you would think I had no responsibilities, nothing to do.  But, it was quite the opposite. 

Maybe you know this feeling?
So much to do but you don't want to move, or rather, you can't move. 

This week, I began to think this way.  I was tempted to crawl into the cave, to escape, to hide. 

Then it hit me.  Resurrection!  
(That's right, I went from Tractor Pulls to Resurrection in one post!)

We live in the power of the Resurrection, and if anything, that should always give us the energy, power, and courage we need to step up and do what needs to be done.

If you're dragging your feet because there's so much on your plate…get up, get out of the cave (read; tomb) and get to work! 

1 Corinthians 15:58
"So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable.  
Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, 
for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless."