“I need to fix this on my own.”
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6).
You might be feeling there are some areas of your life you want to change. You might be thinking that the solution is to somehow find a way to do better than you’re doing now–to set goals to spend your time more wisely, alter your thinking, or challenge your motivation.
When you think about how to actually make those goals happen though, your stress level rises. It feels daunting to think about tackling those overwhelming changes on your own.
Don’t underestimate God’s role in your busyness and the changes you want to make. Yes, you can make a lot of progress with strategic prioritization and some valuable time-management tips, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t turn to God for help. God invites us to come to him over and over throughout the Bible, to call on him in all circumstances. If you’re overwhelmed with the current state of your busyness, go to God. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6).
Ask God for his guidance as to how to move forward, for his wisdom in setting your priorities, and for his help in keeping your motivation in check. Remember that you don’t have to be perfect. God’s love for you does not depend on what’s on your calendar today. Enjoy peace and rest in that precious truth.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 (NLT)
God is so much interested in our burdens, he is so much interested in giving us rest! But he does not do that if we don’t come! He is not too busy, he cannot be too busy to attend to us when we come to him!
Prayer: Lord, I come to you with all my burdens… I want to enter your rest! The rest only you can provide.