As someone who struggles with anxiety, I regularly get overwhelmed with the big picture in life. Especially in seasons of uncertainty, I find myself over analyzing and over thinking. Sometimes I feel paralyzed to take action because there are so many potential outcomes and possibilities.
Recently my pastor shared some simple advice that I can’t get out of my head:
“When you’re not sure what do next, simply obey the last thing God told you to do.”
What a simple but profound thought.
God doesn’t need me to analyze every possible outcome. He doesn’t want me to waste time worrying about the things I can’t control. Instead, He invites me to listen to His voice and simply obey the last thing He told me to do.
Sometimes trying to understand the big picture in life is just too much. And it causes me to become overwhelmed and weary. In times like these, God reminds me that He is God and I am not. He has the big picture of my life under control.
I don’t need to worry about the mountain that rises before me.
I simply need to take the next small step that is right in front of me.