By guest author Vicki Lewis
Read part 1 of Only One Director and One Audience here.
We are not infinite; each day has no more than twenty-four hours in it; our energy supply is not inexhaustible; we cannot keep running on empty. Our limits are real and are not the enemy. Overloading is the enemy. Our limits are also uniquely individual. We cannot and should not exceed these personal limits due to the expectations of other people.
Consider Jesus. He did not meet every need before Him, He did not heal every sick person or minister to all those in Israel. He did not have an alarm clock, an answering machine, a cell phone, or email. He quite simply did only those things which God the Father told Him to do. He only did those things which pleased His Heavenly Father.
We have only one Director whose job it is to tell us how to live our lives. And we only perform for an Audience of one – the Person we want to please the most with the way we live our lives.
What if, as an experiment, I scheduled only eighty percent of any given day (rather than one hundred percent or one hundred twenty percent)? Then there would be plenty of margin in my life to be available should God assign me certain tasks. There is time to cuddle with a little one, call a friend to encourage her, sip a cup of tea, fix a nice dinner for my family, rest in a lawn chair and take a deep breath, read something inspirational, spend some time in prayer, or just sit quietly with our pug resting on my lap.
Try leaving a margin in your day and in your week and in your school schedule. And remember how tenderly your Director is watching over you!
Because He first loved us,
This was originally published on Vicki’s blog called Fresh Enthusiasm: Growing in Grace and in the Knowledge of Jesus Christ. Find her posts at freshenthusiasm.com. Read part 1 of this article here.