Are You On Overload?

“There is noth­ing bet­ter than to…find sat­is­fac­tion in work.” Ecc 2:24 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” (Ps 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…like an eagle” (Pr 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 are on over­load today, start mak­ing some changes.

Source: The Word for You Today – Super­Chan­nel, Orlan­do, FL, USA. pub­lished on 10/09/2019, pp 24.