“We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. As it turned out, it was the best thing that could have happened. Instead of trusting in our own strength or wits to get out of it, we were forced to trust God totally, and not a bad idea since he’s the God who raises the dead!” (2 Corin.1:8-9)
The last step to building more margins in your life is to do less and trust God more. Why? Because God can do more in 20 minutes than you can in 20 years. Some of you have had some goals and dreams that you have been striving, seeking, working, hustling, hurrying to achieve year after year, and you have not achieved them yet. Why don’t you just back off a little bit? Chill out. Trust God. Watch what He can do. He can do it faster and better than you can do it.
The only benefit of being stretched and being on overload is that it forces you to trust God. It brings you to your knees, and you realize you are up against the wall, out of steam, out of energy. One time, the Apostle Paul hit burnout. He was in Asia, working and serving and he was ready to throw in the towel. God can do what you can’t do. Jesus did not say, “If you are busy, you can move mountains.” He didn’t say, “If you work really hard and get really stressed out, you can move a mountain.” He said that if you have faith, you can move mountains (Matt.17:20). Faith, not busyness, is what gets the job done. So, what is your mountain? What is the problem in your life that needs moving? Stop doing so much! Do less, and trust God more.
– CCC KingdomAcumen