Assistants, how to can you manage all your responsibilities?
” Hello! I would like for you to one day write an article about how an assistant can manage college, work, and her spiritual life.
There are so many sad cases where former assistants let their faith go cold because they didn’t know how to manage such activities, others fear going to college, study, work, help at home, in church, and eventually run out of time or are too tired for their spiritual life… ”
Actually this is a very serious and worrisome subject because when we are trapped in our busy lifestyle we tend to neglect some area in our life. Unfortunately, we have seen that the most affected area is the spiritual life. But, why? Is it because they’re not of God? Or they lack guidance? No, does aren’t the reason why!
The problem is that when we are busy, we end up not having time to think, to look within ourselves, and this is not good because we fail to hear the Voice of God and seek His guidance for our life.
The only thing that’s in our mind is fulfilling our responsibilities because we don’t want to look bad and this is how our spiritual life will suffer the consequences. This is one of the shrewdest traps that the devil has used to imprison many servants.
The reality is that when we take on numerous commitments we tend to nurture this anxiety that bombards an intense concern in our minds, and worst of all, we will reap the consequences of this state of imbalance. We will be mentally and physically worn out, suffer sleep loss, and even be frustrated because we have failed to comply with all the work that has been put in our hands.
What good will all of this bring? How will it benefit our lives?
I know you’re wondering right now, “But how can I manage all of my responsibilities? I can’t abandon them… ”
I agree with you, you shouldn’t abandon them! However, you should pause to observe carefully how all of this has affected your spiritual life. If you come to the conclusion that you can’t handle such workload, then you need to urgently make choices, give up something, except your commitment with God! Many let their faith go cold because they think they can be ” superwoman ” and take on the whole world.
Don’t forget that in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven we must renounce. Many aren’t willing to pay that price. This is the reason why many eventually fall into the anxious solicitude of life, as it is written in Matthew, chapter 6, and verses 25-34.
Who is more important for you? Think about it!
Obviously, you won’t stop doing what is necessary! But also, you shouldn’t put anything ahead of God and putting your salvation at risk. I advice you to think very carefully before taking on responsibilities that will require most of your effort and time and will interfere with your communion with God or won’t let you commit 100 % to your calling, which is to be a soul winner!
Everyone is different! How so? Each person has his or her own limit. Some can handle many things while others not so much. It’s up to us to make this assessment.
Now, one thing is certain: ” … But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6: 33, 34)
I ask you, did you manage to understand the gravity of the situation? Have you ever experienced this or are experiencing it now? Tell us about it! Leave your comments. Don’t forget that your comments can help others.