No Wimpy Chicks – Weary and Worn Out?


I’m a huge I Love Lucy fan! Have you ever seen the Vitameatavegamen episode? The one where Lucy does a commercial for a new product ‘guaranteed’ to pep up the pooped out.

“Hello Friends, I’m your Vitameatavegamin girl. Are your tired? Run down? Listless? Do you poop out at parties? Are you unpopular? The answer to all of your problems is in this little bottle. Vitameatavegamin!”

We all get worn out, weary and overwhelmed. But we also know the answer to our crazy busy and burdened lives isn’t found in a bottle of Vitameatavegamen.

And… Unfortunately, the weary, the worn out and the overwhelmed often become the wimpy!

So how do we handle those seasons of life when there’s more to do than time in our day; when life seems like more than we can handle; when our hearts are burdened beyond our brawn?

When I get to my melt-down moment, my first response is flight not fight. Really! I long to find a quiet corner and just exist into nothingness – at least for a couple of hours. But solitude alone doesn’t solve our saddled hearts – we need to take a trip to the sanctuary of God’s Word to find real refreshing for our weary souls.

So, what do you do when your world seems to be crashing in on you?

Since we all face weary, worn out and overwhelmed places in our lives, I thought I’d share some verses to encourage us in the journey. We may be down, sweet sisters, be we are not out!

So when life seems to be getting the best of you and you’re finding it hard to catch your breath, saturate yourself in the Word. The Word of God strengthens us and the Spirit of God sustains us.

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

“Casting all your anxieties on him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.” 1 Corinthians 4:7-10

Oh, and for your viewing pleasure, click this link to watch the segment of the I Love Lucy Show that highlights Lucy’s Viatameatavegamen commerical! Smile and enjoy!

And remember…

Unfortunately, the weary, the worn out and the overwhelmed are often become the wimpy!

Wimpy chicks give up – strong chick stand strong
Wimpy chicks give in – strong chicks get rest
Wimpy chicks live unbalanced, unscheduled, overbooked lives – strong chicks learn how to live balanced lives
Wimpy chicks try to do everything on their own – strong chicks know when to ask for help

8 Comments

  1. Love, love LOVE this! So needed it today.

  2. Thank you for sharing! Awesome word to get my day started. Have a Blessed Day.

  3. This is awesome! So glad you posted it to FB and I clicked over. 🙂

  4. LOL Oh, how I love that episode! I still watch Lucy whenever I can. I think becoming weary/slowing down must be on God's heart for His people. I've been reading several posts on the topic and I even have one lined up on it as well. I love your series chicky series. So-o-o-o good!

  5. Sandra ~ You are certainly NOT a wimpy chick! So glad it encouraged you and so glad you popped in! Love ya, girlfriend!

  6. Olga ~ Thanks so much for stopping by! May we never be wimpy chicks! Hope your day is blessed too!

  7. ET ~ I'm so glad you popped in! I remember you from She Speaks last year! We were in the same evaluation group! I popped over to your website and followed it! Let's stay connected! 🙂

  8. Lynn ~ I think you and I should get some popcorn and pop in the “I Love Lucy” episodes and laugh til our sides hurt! Thanks for joining in the conversation! Love ya, beautiful woman!

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