By: Pastor Ed Young
Posted: February 27, 2017
From Series: Hop, Skip, and a Jump
Exodus 18:13, “The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening”.
We live in a very task-oriented society. Everyday, from the time we get up until the time we go to bed, our schedules are jam-packed with things vying for our attention. It’s such an epidemic, that we constantly see articles and reports on stress management related to handling task overload. So, why? Why is this the norm? It’s because we so easily lose sight of the significant in the midst of the superfluous.
Moses had a similar problem. He was one man taking on the daily problems of an entire nation. It seems crazy, right? That he would take on the concerns of two million people? Well, unfortunately, God’s man became so mired down by trying to do everything, that he lost sight of God’s purpose for his life. This same man who delivered the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery by the miraculous power of God, found himself essentially working in the customer service complaints department. So, what are you cramming into your life, right now, that is distracting you from doing what God wants you to do? What should you be focusing on instead?
Father God, thank You for all of the amazing things You have in store for my life. Help me to discern between the important and the insignificant. I solely want to do everything that fulfills Your plan and purpose. I worship You with all of my heart in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Study your calendar or daily planner. What do you need to skip to allow more time to pursue excellence in God’s economy?
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