I have this tendency to take on too much. Do you?

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Do You Take On Too Much

Do You Take On Too Much?

“Everything is permissible,” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible,”but not everything is edifying.
~1 Corinthians 10:23

I think I’ve heard Philippians 4:13 quoted so many times, that I’ve gotten it mixed up a little. Yes, Philippians 4:13 says, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength, but if we balance that out with 1 Corinthians 10:23, it can be summed up by this quote from David Allen:

You can do anything, but not everything.
~David Allen

Giving Your Best Yes

God didn’t create us with unlimited energy, so He doesn’t expect us to live like the Energizer Bunny. God Himself took time to rest, how much more do we need to take a break? When we try to do everything, we usually end up getting sick or not doing things well. This makes me think of a quote I heard from Louis Giglio one time.

Whatever you say yes to in life means less for something else. Make sure the yes is worth the less. ~Louis Giglio

Do You Take On Too Much?

I think it’s a good practice to ask yourself, Do You Take On Too Much? If your answer is yes, then it’s time to start practicing saying the little two letter word, NO and take a rest. Without explanations, without apology. And, of course, without being rude either. 

Now, excuse me, while I go take a nap!

Prayer

Father… I thank You for the strength You give me and the wisdom you give in your example of taking time to rest. May I not break Your commandment to Sabbath, because it just leaves me broken in the end. Help me to rest in your everlasting arms of grace. In Jesus Name…Amen

Drawing from the well

Verses to help fill up your well.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 10:23
  2. 2. Exodus 20:8-11
  3. 3. Mark 2:27
  4. 4. Hebrews 4:9-10

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