Earlier this summer I lost it, like really lost it.
I became so overwhelmed with school, swimming, work, comparison, self-worth, and a whole bunch of other icky feelings.
I was ready to delete all of my social media accounts. I was ready to stop competing in a sport that I had devoted 15 years of my life to. I was ready to transfer out of my major into a major that required less effort and I thought would make me happier. I was ready to throw in the towel and proclaim defeat.
I know firsthand what it’s like to have your life spin out of control and what it feels like to have all hope lost.
I know those feelings of comparison and inadequacy that creep into our hearts, making us feel alone and unworthy.
I know what it’s like to feel lost and unsure what your future holds.
I know what it’s like to cry out, “God, what I am I supposed to be doing? Why have you given me too much to handle…again?!?”
Sometimes in the midst of our struggles we fail to remember:
We can’t, but He can.
When this happens we must let go, surrender, and let Him step in, for His ways are greater than our own (Isaiah 55:8). We must submit to the struggles, present them to Him, and trust that God has a plan for us that is not without purpose.
It’s okay to be overwhelmed. It’s okay to feel depleted. It’s okay to cry out in hopelessness. But it’s not okay to set up camp in those feelings.
Take courage friends. For He has overcome the world (John 16:33).