1 Jan 2014
Lately I have read that many ladies are feeling overwhelmed being self-reliant and just surviving day-to-day. Even I went through a period of time where I was so overwhelmed that I donated all my supplies to a local church for a disaster services organization which I don’t regret for a minute, those products went to good use during a recent storm in a local community.
Thinking of different types of scenarios can get you overwhelmed. So can reading other prepping type blogs and listening to podcasts and such. Sometimes you can get so worked up and feel anxiety, thinking:
“I am not ready, it is going to happen soon and I am not ready”
A little bit of anxiety is a good thing, it keeps you motivated. However, prepping should be done based on knowledge and lifestyle not out of fear. Fear is a temporary emotion, it will not keep you motivated.
There may be some preppers out there who intentionally evoke fear and panic or doom and gloom. However, for 99% of preppers, this is not the case. Good preppers, those of us who are here blogging, podcasting and video posting are here to offer helpful information, not cause panic. Even SouthernPrepper1 talked about how it is not the goal to cause panic, but to provide information on how to prep.
Good preppers want to help others get ready and spread the word of being vigil and prudent, to not rely on others but be self reliant. Prepping because you want to be prepared, out of caution, not out of fear.
Something that I want to emphasize is that the most important part of your prepping needs to be focused on building your relationship with Christ. You must have a good faith base to survive not just the disaster but prepping for it is well. God will see you through any and every situation and HE will never put you into a situation or tempt you beyond what you can handle.
You are tempted in the same way that everyone else is tempted. But God can be trusted not to let you be tempted too much, and he will show you how to escape from your temptations 1 Corinthians 10:13 CEV
Listen to God for direction about your prepping, ask Him to guide you to the right areas to build up your knowledge as well as your supplies. It is when you begin to rely only on the things of this world that you start to get overwhelmed. When you put your trust and faith in Him, He will comfort you and guide you, keeping you calm. He gave you a brain, two arms and legs to do the work that needs to be done, that doesn’t mean he wants you to carry the burden alone.
Give your heart and mind to God and let your body do the work that needs to be done in prepping.