‘Who can eat or enjoy anything apart from Him?’ Ecclesiastes 2:25 NLT
There will be times in life when it feels like there’s too much to do, and not enough time to do it. However, when you’re constantly on overload, it shows up in your attitude, your relationships, your job performance, and even your walk with God. If that’s where you are today, here’s what you need to do:
(1) Pray. ‘Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.’ (Psalm 55:22 NIV) Before you fall apart, ask God for the wisdom to evaluate what you are doing, and then be honest with yourself about why you’re in this predicament. The writer of Proverbs says, ‘Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.’ (Proverbs 23:4–5 NIV) Ask God to show you where you may be sacrificing your peace, health, and relationships on the altar of materialism.
(2) Delegate. Moses, one of the greatest leaders in the Old Testament, was falling apart under the weight of responsibilities he needed to share with others. He got so depressed that he asked God to take his life! There were capable people all around him who were willing to help, but he wouldn’t let them. Sound familiar? As long as you insist on controlling and doing everything yourself, your productivity will stall and your peace of mind will evaporate. Bottom line: if you’re on overload today, start making some changes.
SoulFood: Neh 5–7, John 18:12–24, Ps 150, Pro 29:22–27
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023