You’re Doing Too Much

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.  Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.   Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.  His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7, NLT)


When Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, observed him solely responsible for leading the Israelites in Exodus 18, he told him something similar to the title of this post: you’re doing too much.  All of that responsibility will wear you down.


As I write, I feel led to share the same thing with you.  You’re doing too much, but not in terms of leadership.  You’re doing too much in life, considering all you’re facing.  I appreciate your positive outlook.  I admire your ability to press through pain.  Your willingness to smile when you feel like crying is commendable, but it’s all too much.


It’s too much because you don’t have to do life alone.  There’s someone ready, willing, and able to handle the issues you’re smiling through.  You don’t have to carry them; you can “pray about everything (and) tell God what you need” (Philippians 4:6, NLT).  Give Him everything in your heart, and He’ll give you peace in exchange.


I’m challenging you to reduce your activity.  Stop carrying unnecessary burdens, frustrations, worries, and concerns.  Give it all to Jesus, so you can stop doing too much!