“I can’t do it all,” I found myself saying more than once yesterday.“There aren’t enough hours in the day,” I found myself saying more than once over the last few weeks.
Have you ever reached a point in your life where you feel like you are spread thin, pulled in so many different directions that you aren’t doing anything very well?
Sometimes we have to take a step back and reprioritize our lives. We are only human. We can’t do it all.
That being said, the most reassuring thing is knowing that we have the power of Christ on our side and the power of the Holy Spirit within us. Gary Thomas says:
“In the midst of our failures and limitations, God still sends us out and allows his power to break through and accomplish something through us that we could never do on our own.”
God gives us power and authority. If we allow him to. He did it for the disciples. He can do it for us.
“When Jesus called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority.” – Luke 9:1
I have caught a glimpse of this power and authority on a few occasions when I have been talking with someone who is going through a hard time in their lives, and I have had no idea what to say. But I have said a quick prayer of, “Lord, please speak through me right now” and he has.
The Lord has brought the words to my lips and truly taken me by surprise (although I don’t know why it surprised me when I just prayed and asked – me limiting God’s power yet again). Why do I doubt this truth so clearly stated in the Bible?
“I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Matthew 17:20
Growing up in the church, I feel like so often the focus is on being more like Christ… But what about relying more on Christ?
Colossians 1:29 says, “To this end I labor, struggling with all Christ’s energy, which so powerfully works in me.”
We can’t do it all. But regarding the things we can do and want to focus on, we can rest assured that we don’t have to do it alone. We can’t do it alone. No, we have Christ’s energy at work within us. What could be more powerful than that?