I have been running myself to death and I finally realized why. I have been trying to do it in my own strength. Between preparing for sermons, visiting and ministering to people, taking care of my father after his surgery, and preparing 3 lectures each day for school; I have gotten tired. Then it occurred to me. I have been trying to do it all in my own strength and not His.
Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2 that he ministered in weakness and fear and trembling. It was God’s power that brought about spiritual results. Paul understood that. I guess I needed a reminder too. It is amazing to be a part of the work God is doing in the world. It is even more amazing that He gives us the power and the strength to accomplish it! All we have to do is obey Him every step of the way and allow His power to flow through us as we serve Him.
We really can simply step out of the way and let Him do it all. What have you been trying to do in your strength? It will tire you out right away! It is His work, done in His power! That’s the secret.