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OVERLOADED

In the book, Overload, by Dr. Richard Swenson, he discusses one of the main reasons our lives have too much anxiety and stress. He says that most of us are just plain overloaded. Think about it. (1) We are overloaded with commitments. We don’t know how to say no. And as a result we meet ourselves coming and going. (2) We’re overloaded with possessions. Our garage is full, our closets are full. We've gone into debt to pay for all of those things we must simply have. (3) We have an overload in the area of work. But we have to work to pay for our possessions. (4) There is an information overload. Dr. Swanson says that as a medical doctor he has to read 220 articles a month just to keep up with all the changes in his field. So we are overloaded with work as well. You get the picture???

(From a sermon by David Henderson, Be Careful How You Live, 8/11/2012)

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