Overwhelming Life, Overwhelming God.

11 Apr

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Overwhelming life, overwhelming God.

That’s what I posted on Facebook one time for my status update. Also makes for a great inspirational Tweet (I’m still not sure if using Twitter makes me a Twit though.)

Truth is, I am hoping I am not alone in this, see I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed as of late. I have a pending move coming up at the end of June to another state for my job and my first house to sell in a still very much recovering economy.

And all the Christians said, just trust God, you know the bible says not to worry, right? Birds of the air and all. Yea, I get that, trust me! Yet here I am, posting about feeling overwhelmed.

Ultimately, before I go on, understand my goal in anything you read from me is transparency. I think we as men in a culture of mixed messages, really, really need transparency. We need it in our churches, in our lives and especially in our homes.

Back to me feeling overwhelmed. It’s not the 40 hour work week, the day to day things that I take care of at home (laundry, dishes a couple of nights a week or the day to day parenting/taxi service I provide). It’s the moving and selling the house I am having a hard time with.

More specifically, it’s the “what if’s”….what if the house doesn’t sell in time? What if I have to move without my family for a time? What if we can’t afford to maintain two households? What if a giant sinkhole opens up under Texas and swallows the house whole before I sell it (ok, truthfully if that happened and we weren’t home, Id probably be ok with it-all problems solved).

Life seems to be full of what ifs. Those lead to where I am at now, overwhelmed. I can honestly say there’s not a ton of men surrounding me saying hey WWJD this mess and let’s move on! I do thank God that He has given me this opportunity to share in this format and a few other networking places that have sprung up online this year though.

And the place I think God is taking me right now? To remember the very essence of what I know is true and what I hope you know is true as well:

Overwhelming life, overwhelming God.

I believe I hear from God when I ask Him and tell Him where I am at, much like a doubting Thomas did. While I haven’t ever heard from him audibly, to my spirit he says “Hey, it’s ok, I got this.” Funny how manly it always sounds. “I got this.”

Today journey with me into that statement. It’s an “I am” statement. Its am omnipresent truth. He remains omniscent. He remains sovereign.

I personally DO NOT GOT THIS. He tells me almost daily though when I ASK, SEEK and KNOCK…

“I got this.” Praise God for that. I don’t know what your season life has you in right now. Remember, He’s got this.

-Brandon Pachey

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Brandon Pachey is the husband of an amazing wife and father of three awesome kids, hoping to adopt for the first time soon. He has lived all over the United States in six different states and Germany. He has worked in Youth Ministry as a volunteer for 13 years (3 as a full time volunteer youth pastor) and done ministry in Germany with military students and US Military Men’s Ministry. He looks periodically at the funny things the church does and faith in day to day life on For the Love of God Too blog (http://fortheloveofgodtoo.wordpress.com/). He also has a passion for Off-Roading as a family sport.

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