Curing the “Everyone Needs Me” Complex

A word for those who are pulled in exactly 2.3 million directions… breathe. This world and its chaos begs for our attention in an infinite amount of ways. Here. There. Everywhere. Now. The unfortunate thing is… we are not infinite creatures, us humans. We have limits. We make wrong choices. We become overwhelmed. We make mistakes. We burn out easily.

I don’t know about you, but with my jobs, family, and pressures of everyday life constantly vying for a spot in my time and heart, I sometimes feel as if everyone needs me when I have very little to give. The times when someone will sit in silence with me and not need me to be anything, get anything, or do anything – it’s priceless!

Maybe God feels the same way when we ask Him constantly to fulfill our needs and wants instead of just spending time with Him. Don’t get me wrong – He LOVES to hear from His children! But, don’t you think your Creator wants you to just simply read His Word and enjoy His presence sometimes? God is infinite and can handle all our burdens, but sometime today, just sit in the Lord’s presence and “be.” It is amazing what you will hear when you are still in the presence of the God of the universe.

Even more astounding is how we become refueled to continue to help others when we spend time in the Word…because everyone may need us for something, but we need God even more desperately.

Psalm 46:10; Matthew 6:6; Acts 2:28; Isaiah 26:3; Philippians 4:6.

©️2019 Rachel D. Lyne

About Rachel D. Lyne

Christian Living Author: "The Apple, A Woman's Battle Plan: Overcoming Forbidden Fruit in Marriage." Devotional blogger, poet, Christian magazine content creator, and inspirational speaker.
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