We’ve all been overwhelmed with the pressure to do it all. Adding more and more tasks to our already busy schedules will weigh us down and will affect every part of our lives; a lot of times in a negative way. North Americans are, on average, over-spent with their time, resources, and commitments.
Trying to do everything by yourself is exhausting.
Moses found himself in a similar place after the great Exodus of Egypt. He was trying to lead hundreds of thousands of people (if not millions), by himself. His father-in-law, Jethro, watched Moses judge all of the people of Israel from early in the morning, until the late evenings.
The next day Jethro took Moses aside and told him that he was being unwise and then gave him step-by-step instruction on how to make immediate changes.
Jethro said that the men should bear the burden with Moses. (Exodus 18:22).
Moses had a decision to make. Was he going to say, “Excuse me? Do you know who I am? I am God’s chosen vessel and He used me, and me alone, to bring a great deliverance to Israel. Who do you think you are, telling me what to do? I am more than qualified to do this all by myself.”
Thankfully, Moses hearkened to the voice of his father-in-law. (Exodus 18:17–27).
I know first hand how difficult it is asking for help when I am overburdened. What I am encouraging you to do today is advice I find hard to follow. Nevertheless, we are the body of Christ for a reason. We were created to bear one another’s burdens.
Simply put—We need one another.
If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:26–27.