Breaking Life's Cycle: Demands of Time
Contributed by Pastor Norman Curlee
of Kingdom Builders Church
How busy has life been for you lately? Sometimes there are so many demands on our time that is difficult to “get it all done.” We find ourselves struggling to take care of our responsibilities (work, family, household, etc.) as well as trying to attend to the needs of others. Sometimes the burden of those demands can lead to fatigue, stress, depression and even physical and spiritual challenges. The reality is that nothing will probably change until you decide to change. Despite how extreme the demands may be, you have the power to begin this very moment to bring about that change! Don’t forget, you already know what to do! Here are a few suggestions to prayerfully consider in using your power of change:
➢ Exalt God, His Word and your relationship with Him as FIRST priority (Matt. 11:28 (NIV): Jesus said, “Come to me all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest..”)
➢ Express to others your decision to adjust the demands on your life for your overall good (Proverbs 11:1 (NIV): “The Lord abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.”). This is not done in anger, but in love, because God honors fair and balanced living.
➢ Employ activities that you enjoy and those that allow you to be enriched and energized as well as experience excitement in living a healthy and holistic lifestyle. (1 Thess. 5:23 (NIV): “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify your through and through. May your WHOLE spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”)
The busyness of life can become overwhelming, but you are on a path of better managing your life in a manner that will sustain you spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. If these “pearls of wisdom” and spiritual insight have blessed and encouraged your, please consider visiting us at Kingdom Builders Christian Center for a pure worship experience and Biblical truth right along these lines our Pastor provides in “Breaking Life Cycles”.
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