There will be times in our walk with God when we feel that we’ll never catch up with all of the responsibilities and chaos that comes with being involved in a ministry. I had a eye-opening experience, recently, that assured me that the Lord doesn’t expect us to do it all!
Hey, as a matter of fact, he reminded me that he was “able to do exceeding abundantly above all that I could ask or think.” He showed me that I needed him more than he needed me to be busy with the cares of this world. When I reached the end of my capability, God spoke to me gently and asked, “When are you going to allow me to step into your life?”
It’s a known fact that I’m not a multi-tasked person. After hearing requests, I promptly forget to do them if I don’t write them down on my calendar.
Although I eventually complete the lost requests, they will continually bounce back and forth in my mind until I have the opportunity to attend to them in the order in which they were received.
I felt that I had reached the outer limits of my effectiveness, so I was more than ready to get alone with God and listen to what He had to say about my dilemma. My spirit quickened and he told me,
“Let go of the control. It’s not YOUR ministry: it’s MY ministry. I will lead you in my will. You will never reach a place in your ministry beyond what you can handle in prayer. So, if you don’t have time to support your ministry in prayer, then your ministry will be weak from lack of spiritual food.”
Have I failed to feed my ministry with the nourishment of God’s word and communion through prayer? The Lord has brought us here, today, to worship him in spirit and in truth. Are we willing to let go of our long held traditions so that we can invite his presence into our midst?
He reigns. Let him. “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”
If we will allow him, he will see us through. In this week’s Lattereign, we discuss the importance of God’s will being a priority in our lives.
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