Sometimes you just have to take a step back. Life in general has been very busy…good…but very busy. Let me give a recap: wonderful wife, four precious children, a growing church, working on doctorate, new building, mom with cancer, did I mention four children. Now since most of you can relate, and I know that you understand what I am talking about, let me encourage you. There are times when we just have to take a step back. For a year I have been overwhelmed with my doctoral project, I have to complete it yet I have not been at peace with the topic of my project. One of my doctoral chairs told me, “Cameron, just step back, pray, and you’ll know what you need to do.” Within a week I had new direction on project and have received affirmation from both my project first chair and the director of the doctoral program. Praise the Lord! All I needed to do was trust in the Lord by stepping back and letting Him take control. Philippians 4:7 is one of my life verses, “And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” and it has been constantly on my mind these past weeks. Sometimes when we begin to become overwhelmed, we need to just step back and let God’s peace take over. He will keep us, He will guard us, He will make sure that there is nothing that “we” have to worry about. So whether you have too much on your plate or things are just getting you down…Step Back!