Big pictures can make you feel small and ineffective. So, break it up into daily chunks – manageable little pieces. Don’t decide to be happy every day. Just decide to make this day a good day and let Jesus be the Lord of what is undone at the end of that day.

"You may say to yourselves, these nations are stronger than we are. How can we drive them out? But do not be afraid," Deuteronomy 7:17.

Okay, so here are the Israelites about to enter into the land that God has promised them, but they are not finding friendly faces. Instead what they see cities with walls and barbarians. God might have promised them this land but He didn’t say it would be easy because they are looking at overwhelming obstacles and wilt-in-your-steps challenges. They are facing things that can paralyze action. Have you ever felt defeated before you are even engaged in the battle?

Just looking at the challenges can chain us up with discouragement.

Verse 22 goes on to say this:

"Do not be terrified by them for the Lord your God is among you, and He's a great and awesome God. The Lord your God will drive out those nations before you, little by little."

So, how do you face your giants or overwhelming tasks and get them dealt with? Right here God answers the question all mothers face, "Little by little." God will win this battle with you and for you, but not in one great victory. God's battle plan for you to handle the overwhelming instead is - little by little.

He promised He would give you His strength in daily doses. He said, "Your strength will equal your days." On Monday you won’t have the strength for Friday. If you try to run ahead of your strength, you'll sink.

Maybe you've been wondering how you'll ever get dinner made and math done. Maybe you're trying to beat some sin that's been beating you. Maybe your marriage needs healing, more than you feel like you can handle.

Have you ever been rendered immobile because of the (seeming) enormity of the project in front of you? Let's see if you can you relate to...

Cleaning out the garage; organizing toys; sorting through seasonal clothes...what fits, what doesn't? Losing ten pounds; weeding out old books; making a meal plan; redecorating a room; tackling the hall closet; creating a daily cleaning routine; organizing paperwork....and the list goes on.

Whether your home is neat and tidy or unorganized chaos, there's probably a large project that you've been putting off doing simply because it seems overwhelming.

Perhaps you're waiting until you have time. Or maybe you're waiting until you have a "day home without the kids." (HA!) Or you simply don't know where to you don't.

Ladies, help is here! Breaking your project into bite-sized nuggets will get your project started...and completed! Try these steps:

Plan and Prepare:

1. Make a list of everything that needs to be done (so simple to do this on the computer!).

2. Put an allotted time next to each step for how long you expect that task to take, from 1 minute to several hours! (Just estimate as best you can).

3. Write down a simple reward to be redeemed when you're ¾ of the way through (more on this under step 6)

Get Going:

4. Take your least favorite task and do it first. You'll feel more motivated once it's done and out of the way.

5. Next, tackle the shortest projects, so you get "more bang for your buck" (or time, as the case might be). Getting ten things done in an hour is way more motivating than getting only one thing finished.

Finish with Flair!

6. Now's the time to refer back to your reward: when you're almost finished with the project, use your perk...light the candle, turn on the special CD, put a tray of premade cookie dough into the oven, etc.

7. Finish with the "fun" stuff.

Any job instantly becomes more manageable and doable if you break it up into bite-sized pieces.

Instead of setting out to win the war - just win the battle for one day. Tomorrow you can shoot for another twenty-four hour victory, but don’t worry about that today. Just give God on day, and then the next, and then the day after that. He'll make a life of wonderful successful days out of it. Ladies, being a wife, mother, homemaker, and follower of Jesus is the sum total of a thousand little victories one day at a time.

Author's Bio: 

In 1997 Lorrie began publishing the award-winning magazine for homemakers, formerly TEACH, now called Eternal Encouragement. Today Lorrie is the author of way too many books and a speaker known for making you laugh with life-changing godly wisdom. She has a zany fun-filled heart who desires more than anything else to look more like Jesus and be used by the King in the lives of mothers, speaking words of encouragement, exhortation, how-to’s, and real-life help for moms.