So Much to Do, So Little Time

Life is busy for many of us. As we serve the Lord with all of our hearts, He puts opportunities in our path to bless others and build His Kingdom. All of this can add up to an overwelming task.

I have seen many Christian leaders who handled incredible amounts of tasks with ease. It would seem impossible, but they work day in and day out accomplishing more than many of us might ever have to handle.

There are many things to be done in God's Kingdom. Thank goodness that it does not all depend on us. The Body of Christ is many parts working together for the common goal of lifting up Christ for the world to see. We are each only one small part in this great working. And even those parts which we are responsible for, we do in Christ's power with works so powerful within us. Offering ourselves to God as instruments of righteousness.

Still, there is a nagging sense, that there is no way we could ever keep up with all that needs to be done. Instead, we should seek to simply bless others using the spiritual gifts we are given by the Holy Spirit, and blow freely with the wind of Holy Spirit.

1. Bless others with our spiritual gift

Scripture shows in 1 Corinthians 12, that each of us is given at least one spiritual gift. It benefits all of us, when each of us discovers our gift and grows in our ability to use this gift to serve and help the rest. The purpose of our gifts are to serve one another. Peter says, "each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." (1 Peter 4:10, NIV).

2. Blow with the wind of the Holy Spirit

Scriptures says "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." (John 3:8, ESV). It is not up to us to decide when and where we will work best. Our duty is to remain dependent on the leading of the Lord, following Him with all our hearts and going where we sense He is placing us, with the incredible joy He gives.