What you are doing is not good. Exodus 18:14
I love spending time with you on Monday mornings. Even just a few moments together sharing the Word is a great way to start our week. If you are like me, you have a to-do list a mile long and perhaps feeling a little stressed. Why stop and read a devotional? Because the Word of God is relevant to our lives today—this moment.
Moses was a doer. In charge of many things. People were counting on him. Seeking his wisdom. People stood around him from morning till evening. When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, “What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge?” Moses tried to justify his workload. But his father-in-law replied, “What you are doing is not good. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone. Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you” (Exodus 18:16-18). What Moses’ father-in-law suggested in a nutshell was delegate.
Friend, you and I cannot carry the load of our world on our shoulders. You and I must learn to say yes to the important tasks. And sometimes we must learn to say no. Gently, sharing my true desire to help, but realizing my own limitations, I am now using the phrase penned by Lysa Terkeurst, “While my heart wants to say yes, the reality of my time makes this a no.”
Let me be your encourager. God has ordained certain tasks that only you can accomplish. Look at your schedule this week and determine your priorities according to His will for you and your skillset. Then, breathe and allow others to share the load. You will discover peace and joy, overflowing, enough to share. Linda