Replenish: Tap Abundance to Overcome Depletion

By on December 16, 2012

By Vicki Norris –

Do you feel worn down? Are you depleted of energy and sometimes wonder how you can keep going?

When we are depleted, we wear our overwhelm like a heavy robe. It shows on our face, in our voice, and in our scrunched-up shoulders.

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Most of us know when it’s time to replenish, but we usually just keep plugging away, dragging ourselves from one obligation to another.

There’s no better time to replenish your soul and body than during this sacred season of Peace.

Replenishing is different from refueling.

1. Refueling implies pulling into the station, paying for more gas, and zooming back into the freeway of life. All this can happen without ever getting out of the car!

  • When we refuel our lives, it might include eating, doing something nice for ourselves, or just taking a day off. However, we must pay (thereby depleting resources) to get that new fuel.
  • And refueling is a continual, pressing need because it begins with limited resources (or lack).
  • It assumes our tank is of limited size and can only contain so much. It is inherently needy.
2. Replenishingbegins with a radically different premise: plenty.

  • It assumes that you have a built-in storehouse inside. You have access to a lot, in fact – plenty! You are not wanting for anything.
  • All you must do is tap what is already available to you.
  • If you begin with the fact that you have plenty, you will come at restoring your depletion from a different mindset.

Replenishing invites us to tap the resources we’ve already got to be refreshed. It’s not a matter of an empty tank, it’s a matter of a remembering and returning to the abundance we already possess. Our bodies even manifest this truth…we must replenish water because we’re made largely of water. We must replenish collagen, vitamins, minerals, and more, all because we possessed them to begin with.

So let’s take stock….What is already available to you?

  • Your gifts, skills, and abilities
  • Your experiences that inform the present
  • Counsel, comfort, wisdom, and friendship
  • Heavenly, limitless resources

Too often, we look for relief from overwhelm and the things that wear us down. However, we were not made to get relief from life. We were made to contribute, to improve things, and to overcome!

How would it change your life if you started with the idea that you actually have PLENTY, not too little?

I invite you to replenish from the abundance that belongs to you! It’s time to trade in depletion for fresh, new, restocked living!


Vicki Norris has turned her passion for order into a lifestyle brand offering hope for the overwhelmed. Her calling is to help people restore both natural and spiritual order. Her organizing company Vicki Norris’ Restoring Order®  was established in 1999 and offers organizing services, products, speaking, books, media, and events. To bring order and peace to your spirit,  visit her ministry at

About Vicki Norris

Vicki is a dynamic entrepreneur, author, speaker, product designer, and media personality who inspires people to reclaim their overwhelmed lives. She is the President of Vicki Norris’ Restoring Order, an organizing services and products company. She helps the body of Christ return to God’s order and to discover His original design for our lives. She and her husband and two sons reside in Sherwood Oregon where they also host many events at “Dream Acres”.

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Replenish: Tap Abundance to Overcome Depletion