It’s really easy to get overwhelmed by what’s going on in the world.
One time I met this girl who was so passionate about the pet dogs who were being neglected. There are pet dogs that are tied up and don’t get fed, or get enough water. I didn’t know this. But she was so passionate about helping them.
For a minute I brushed it off as her being a little fanatic. But then I realized, if everyone just paid attention to what they were passionate about doing, so much more would be taken care of.
Someone would help the neglected pets. Someone would help the abused children and battered wives. Someone would run for a political office. Someone would teach the children in the schools.
Obviously, the list of needs goes on forever. My point is, I think one of Satan’s tactics is to make us feel so overwhelmed by the amount of problems in the world, that we don’t work on ANY problem effectively.
Think about it. When you feel overwhelmed, how effective are you? How creative are you?
I’m not very effective OR creative when I feel overwhelmed. In fact, I feel frozen.
I love the Serenity Prayer:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
and Wisdom to know the difference.
We are not meant to fix all of the problems of the world. I think we’re just meant to work on problems. It’s not that important what the problem is. Just choose one and work on it.
I like to remind myself, “Working on SOMETHING is more effective than being frozen by thinking about working on EVERYTHING.”
Maybe you feel your contribution is so small or not important. But I DON’T think solving the problem is what’s important. I think what you become in the process of working on solving the problem is what is important.
What is ONE thing you could do to help solve ONE problem TODAY? Go do it. Be grateful to yourself for doing something to help the world. I know I’m grateful for you!
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