Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
I go through days when I just want to quit. Quit being a friend, quit doing the housework, quit my job…..Just quit and walk away. I let my life become so overloaded that I lose my joy for the things that mean the most to me. When I find myself feeling like this, I know I have lost my balance. I know that it is time to scrape some of the unnecessary things off of my plate. I don’t want to spend my life doing for others what I cannot do for my own family.
I like to do for others. But, I am learning that when I am already maxed out, I shouldn’t take on something else. I have to cut corners to get it all done. I’m not giving my best to anybody, and truthfully, I begin to resent all of it. And it’s my fault.
Hey God, it’s time for me to be strong and courageous. Well, it’s time to suck it up, but I couldn’t find that in scripture. I need you, God, to help me balance this impossible load I’m carrying right now. I know that You are with me even now, when I want to walk away. Thank you for giving me the strength to finish what I have to do. And next time, God, remind me that it’s ok to say no.