Strength to Handle the Super-size Schedule
By Carolyn Dale Newell
Friday, June 17, 2016
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Ephesians 6:10 NKJV
How many hats have you worn today?
I have been a wife, a writer, a landlady, a teacher, a student, a mom, a friend, a sister, and a servant of God. Exhausting, isn’t it? Before fulfilling these positions, I must first be a daughter to my Heavenly Father.
The only way we can manage a full schedule and manage it well is through the strength and power of God. We often think we only need His strength to get us through the difficult times, but we need Him during the daily grind also.
Why would we turn to a section of Scripture concerning spiritual warfare when seeking answers to an overloaded life? Keeping us swamped can be a tactic from our clever enemy.
A full plate often leads to things getting pushed aside, like time with God. It can also leave us cranky, not the godly witness He commands us to be. It causes strife in our families, and we may miss out on some of God’s appointments when we are slammed. Appointments to encourage and love others.
The enemy wants us to feel too stretched to lend a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on.
What do we do?
We pray: Lord, grant me the strength to make it through this day bringing glory to You. Give me wisdom to say No, when I need to, and the discernment to know the difference.
God doesn’t just give us power to be super-women. He helps us realize some things are not required. He helps us prioritize.
Prayerfully consider your schedule today.
Which things make a difference for the kingdom of God?
Accomplish them through, His power. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, but it is not necessary for me to do all things.
Read Ephesians 6:10-18. Which piece of the believer’s armor will help your ‘busyness’ be less stressful?
Father, help me be the best wife, mom, and whatever else I must be today. Give me wisdom to discern between the necessary and the unnecessary. In Jesus’ name, amen.
© 2016 by Carolyn Dale Newell All rights reserved.
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