Deadlines

Have you ever felt overwhelmed? Do you feel that way today? I’m there with you. There are resources you and I can tap into, no matter how pressured we may feel. They’re part of our birthright, our inheritance in Jesus Christ.

I’m in the last lap of two writing projects which have required literally hundreds of hours. As I close in on the finish I’m battling mental fatigue, deadlines, and the call of other important things that sorely need my attention. Beyond this, I know my adversary, the devil, would much prefer these two books never see the light of day. I must draw from supernatural resources and tap into divine strength.

What about you? Are you being pulled from many sides today? Here’s help –

PRAY. “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I” (Psalm 62:1).

DECLARE GOD’S ENABLEMENT. “Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!’” (Zechariah 4:7).

TRUST. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

This beautiful entry from Elisabeth Elliot’s 1956 diary provides eloquent words for our heart-cry today:

“Before Thee, Father,

In righteousness and humility.

“With thee, Brother,

In faith and courage.

“In Thee, Spirit,

In stillness.

Thine, for Thy will is my destiny.

Dedicated – for my destiny is to be used and used up according to Thy will.”

(From Discipline: The Glad Surrender by Elisabeth Elliot)