Do you have a problem with getting tired doing the Lord’s work?  I do. I’ve been struggling with it lately. How much is too much? What do I need to accomplish in my personal life, vs. my church work? How can I balance them?  These questions have been driving me nuts because I can’t seem to answer them. And I find myself getting tired.

Specifically, I put a lot of my church-related commitments on Tuesdays, to clear my calendar for some writing on other days. But by the end of Tuesday, after Bible Study Fellowship, a prayer group, and a mentoring session, I’m pooped. Actually I’m pooped by the time I get to the mentoring session.

The Lord led me to a verse, Isaiah 40:30-1

Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Finally I realized that I’ve put myself in the driver’s seat, as far as deciding what gets done on any given day. That’s not what the Lord wants. He wants to be in the driver’s seat. And as long as I’m doing things in my own strength, I’ll get tired.

Lord, help me today and every day to ask you what you want me to do with that day, and give me the strength to do it, and to rely on you while doing it. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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