Have you ever had a lot to do? You probably answered, “When do I NOT have a lot to do? This is the story of my life. I have a deadline tomorrow and another one the next day.” It has become a typical greeting at church and on the street to answer the question, “How are you doing?” with “good, but busy.” Some of the busyness in our life is God ordained and some is not. Some busyness in our life has to be eliminated so that we are not so overwhelmed with the God-Appointed tasks. Today we’ll look at three promises from Scripture that God gives us for accomplishing the things that He has called us to.
1. God Will Strengthen Us.
Isaiah 41:10- fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand
This is the default promise that I claim when I feel like giving up and am close to fainting. Satan loves to attack me when I am overwhelmed and tired. He tempts me to worry about possible outcomes. He tempts me to doubt God’s promises and to dismay. God always reminds me that He will help me. He will help me take care of today and will be there to help me tomorrow as well. He is there to strengthen me with His infinite might. I can stare my overwhelming tasks and frustrating situations right in the face knowing that God will help me. Simple promise but infinitely powerful.
2. God Wants To Shine Through Our Weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9- But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Let’s face it. We get nervous and overwhelmed with things in our life because some of the things God calls us to are out of our comfort zone. Perhaps there is conflict in a situation that you feel unprepared to handle. Maybe you are physically ill. For me, this makes me nervous because I am proud and do not want people to see my weak spots. I don’t want people to see that I don’t have it all together. The great promise in 2 Corinthians is that when we surrender to giving God the glory in everything that is done in and through us, He promises to perfect our weakness through His power. The end result is that He receives all the glory.
3. God Says Not To Worry About Tomorrow.
Matthew 6:34-“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
It is easy to be anxious about the future which can rob us of valuable energy and focus for the task at hand. Christ reminds us that we need not worry about tomorrow. The same God who is with us today will be be with us tomorrow. We are not even guaranteed tomorrow. Let us not allow the unknown of tomorrow to distract us from the blessing of today. We can focus on the task at hand knowing the outcome is the Lord’s and that He is with us.
1. Have you claimed God’s promise to help you and applied to a specific task or project that you are working on?
2. Are you admitting your weaknesses to God and allowing Him to get glory through them?
3. Is worry about tomorrow robbing you of energy for today?