Some days it is hard, you don’t feel well; you don’t want to do it. Whatever it is you just don’t want to do it; not at that moment. But the request has been made. What do you do?
It really depends on the real reason that you don’t want to do it.
Are you really sick? Is it a time factor? Is it that same person making the same request? Are you just tired of serving and never filling up your own cup?
Recently, I offered to do something for a charity that is important to me, then I got sick.
It is my fault I got sick. I knew I was catching a cold. That sore throat tickling me. But I was getting in so many steps, making myself stronger. When I stretched, I was stretching further than ever. What about that project sitting on your computer? What about the taxes you started but they are not finished?
I could have put my “Get myself stronger” I should have.
Balance is so hard. It starts with paying attention to the cues your body gives you.
It is completed by listening to the Holy Spirit.
I even dragged my husband into it. I got him to cheer on my desire to take a walk even when I knew I shouldn’t. That way I can blame him. I didn’t want to do the paperwork. I didn’t want to do it.
The Holy Spirit was saying it is not the right time to take a walk. There are more important things.
I didn’t listen. I caught that cold and it cost me some days productivity.
Dear Lord, While I play catch up, let me remember my limitations. Let me listen to your voice. I am not able to serve God’s kingdom, to help others, to be a good servant; when I am sick, asleep.
Mark 9:35: Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”