Do you ever become weary in the work you do for the Lord? Drifting can occur when we are exhausted and being exhausted in our work is not God’s plan for our lives. We must refocus and trust God to provide His plan.
(when I’m exhausted)
It came about the next day that Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood about Moses from the morning until the evening. Now when Moses’ father in law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, “What is this thing that you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge and all the people stand about you from morning until evening?”
Moses said to his father in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire of God. When they have a dispute, it comes to me, and I judge between a man and his neighbor and make known the statues of God and His laws.”
Moses’ father in-law said to Him, “The thing you are doing is not good. You will surely wear out, both yourself and these people who are with you, for the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone. Now listen to me: I will give you counsel, and God be with you.
Exodus 18:13-19a NASB
> (Work can be overwhelming)
> (Responsibilities can become too much)
God provides His (plan)
You be the people’s representative before God, and you bring the disputes to God, then teach them the statutes and the laws, and make known to them the way in which they are to walk and the work they are to do. Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.
Exodus 18:19b-21 NASB
…So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you. If you do this thing and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all these people also will go to their place in peace.
Exodus 18:22b-23 NASB
3 Points of Application
I am (made to work, not for work)…
(Learn to Delegate)
I am (responsible to lead my family)…
(Learn to Focus)
My priority (must be to God)…
(Learn to Listen)
I will lift up my eyes to the hills—from whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD…
Psalm 121:1 NKJV