Get to Higher Ground

January 5, 2014 by Sue Brage - No Comments

“From the end of the earth will I cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed and fainting; lead me to the rock that is higher than I [yes, a rock that is too high for me].” Psalms 61:2

When I started Big Shoes, I felt completely overwhelmed. In fact, many days I still do! There is so much to learn and organize and plan when you are running your own business. And I know all of you completely understand…because in fact many of you are running your own businesses or organizations in addition to your “day jobs.” I stand in awe of you.

As we face the flood of responsibilities, aspirations, and intentions, we can feel as if we are losing ground, treading water, or even sinking. This is a picture we can certainly relate to right now with all the flood footage we are seeing around Colorado. But I think some of us feel that way in our own lives. It seems we can’t get our footing and are in danger of being washed away with the rising water that is our lives.

I sense God is calling to each one of us: “Get to higher ground.” 

That’s part of the reason Big Shoes exists; to help you get to the “higher place” God has for you! That place of seeing your dreams, purpose, and calling come to life; the place where you are free to do exactly what He’s called you to do. I know this isn’t easy.

I mean, first off, higher ground is by nature uphill, right? So, that’s the first struggle. It takes more effort to go up than it does to stay where you are. You may have to go in a different direction than you have been, change things you don’t what to change, and create new habits that will take you higher.

But yet, there is such joy in the journey; a sense of adventure and fun. Together we can get to those high places God is calling us to and make tremendous progress in the mission He has given each of us.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for being our Rock; when we are feeling overwhelmed, inadequate, and unprepared. Remind us that in the midst of trouble, You are with us and that it’s You Who helps us rise above, to make progress and go higher in You, amen.

Question: How do you deal with feeling overwhelmed with day-to-day responsibilities? Share your thoughts below…