Just think for a second…
Are you leaning on your own understanding?
Are you relying on your own strength?
Are you trying to do everything all by yourself?
Sometimes when we get stuck and overwhelmed, and feel like we’re literally over-stretched with responsibilities and tasks to fulfil, we ought to stop and ask ourselves; by which strength are we trying to do it all?
Yes, friend, this is the best time to reassess the way we’re functioning and really ask ourselves;
Are we resting on our own power, or on God’s?
Are we depending on our own human strength, knowledge and wisdom, or are we giving everything up to God and saying ‘I surrender my plans, tasks, responsibilities to You, work through me!’?
I don’t know why we do it, but many of us have made Jesus a mere spectator in our lives as we run our race, rather than our personal Coach!
And we’ve got to realise this – if we only give Jesus front-row tickets to watch us ‘do our thing’, then He’ll get the message, and understand that we don’t want His input.
Yes, He may be close enough for us to hear Him, but as He knows that we invited Him to watch us do it our own way, He will simply assume the position and just watch.
As our Coach, however, Jesus is our strength and encouragement every step of the way! Front-row seats or not, we will have a sensitivity to His voice to hear Him whenever He speaks to guide us on the journey.
The fact that we work closely with Him daily, and have decided to trust in Him and trust in His direction, means we will be able to take on board every tip, skill, and instruction that He offers in order to ensure that we run well!
So with that being said, ask yourself;
Have I told Jesus to Watch me or Direct me?
If you realise that He’s simply watching from the sidelines, despite His love and desire to lead you aright, then it’s time to seek forgiveness and mercy, and ask Jesus to take the lead and have His way.
The Bible says that we should acknowledge the Lord in all our ways, and He will direct our paths. (Proverbs 3:6)
Therefore rather than struggling to juggle everything, and barely making it work, why not place Jesus at the centre of it all, and allow Him to direct your path, just as the word says?
Trust me, even if it seems like a lot to the human eye, when you are doing it ‘Through Christ‘, you’ll see that you are more than capable of fulfilling it all, and then some.
So friend, please allow Jesus to take the appropriate role in your life.
I hope this blesses your Wednesday evening, and I also take this opportunity to apologise for the lack of posts in the past three weeks!
I myself had to knuckle down during university exam time, but we’re back now, and God willing back with better time management and organisation skills, as Jesus is the one steering!
I pray the rest of your week is saturated with favour, strength and grace, in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Keep the Faith, Don’t Stop Believing
God Bless you.