From time to time I get completely overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude things I have to do and—I lose my sense of living in God’s purpose. I wonder if I’ll ever get everything done on time–or even at all. I wonder if I’ll fail and disappoint others. The demands on my time never seem to stop. I solve one problem and three more appear. When I feel like I’m drowning in my to-do list, I must stop and ask God: “What is it YOU want me to do?”

Actually, I need to ask Him BEFORE I get overwhelmed! When I ask for God’s guidance, He fills me with the strength of His Spirit. He focuses me. He fills me with a sense of victory. Yes–the responsibilities and problems are still there–but they are put in perspective. The responsibilities that are aligned with God’s will for my life–belong to God–and HE can handle them! Meanwhile, the superfluous, energy-zapping things are abandoned. When I ask—God faithfully sorts out my life.

When I listen to God–I reconnect with His purpose and—I remember—nothing overwhelms Him.

God’s presence brings me back into alignment with His purpose. He takes the small seeds of my obedience and multiplies them for His grand purpose. The Bible says: “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:10-11) In God’s will, our life is never a failure.

Doing things God’s way is like taking a key, placing it in the ignition of a great earth moving machine and moving mountains. But when the key remains in my pocket, I might as well be shoveling dirt with a teaspoon. I want Him to empower me. Every day.

At the end of my life, I want to look back and see the footprints of God everywhere I’ve been been.

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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