Reading the scriptures today, I was reminded of an important lesson I would like to share with you. This lesson goes back to the day of Moses, taken from Exodus 18: 13-24. The story is about Moses and the difficult time he was having listening and helping masses of people from morning until evening. He was left feeling very exhausted and overwhelmed.
Even though Moses did not ask for help, his father-in-law, Jethro, offered his son-in-law advice. His advice was for Moses to delegate some of his responsibilities to able men so as to not wear himself out. He accepted this counsel and was helped.
Does this sound familiar? We also lead very busy and demanding lives. It is often hard, especially for adults, to recognize when we let ourselves become over-extended. It seems like there is not enough time in the day to attend to everyone and everything.
Today, you can still benefit from this sound advice by:
- Surrounding yourself with godly counselors who will offer their experience and wisdom even when we are too busy to ask for it.
- Not allowing yourself to be overwhelmed.
- Following through on what you are told.
- Maintaining an eagerness to listen and a willingness to accept help.