How Full is Your Plate? And I Don’t Mean Food

I can remember in times past when I was not careful I would pile so much on my plate that I would easily find myself in that place of burnout. If one more thing gets added to my plate it’s going over and I right along with it. Have you ever been there?

I wonder sometimes in our need as women to be of help we find ourselves trying to be all things to all peoples. I don’t think God ever intended us to be superwomen. Sometimes we have a tendency to take on way more than God ever expected of us. In those times I would hear the Lord say “The burdens you have taken on are too much for you. Come away with me my child and I will give you rest and you will find peace for your soul.” Again Jesus’ words to Martha would ring in my ears. “Martha, Martha you are concerned over many things but Mary has chosen the better part and it shall not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41&42 I would find as I spent time with Him in His word He would give me strength for my journey and He would make it clear to me that He didn’t fill my plate. If I’m honest I would have to admit that some of the stuff that would end on my plate I put there myself. He would ever so gently and lovingly say to me “Let me remove from your plate what is not needed. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matt 11:30

I found as I took Him up on His offer and as He removed from my plate all that was not needed until only the things He gave me remained my soul was refreshed, my spirit lifted, my song of praise was renewed and my joy in Him returned. He definitely gave me a new perspective on cleaning my plate. ; )

If you find yourself in that place may I say allow Him to clean your plate. Thank you Lord for Your tender care of our souls.

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2 Comments

  1. Joyce Lee says:

    Well that is interesting, indeed. I was just reading the Revelation section for CBS. It hit me that when Jesus said to the Ephesians church..I am happy with the work you are doing for me BUT you have forgotten your first love and loving others. He wanted them to remember how they loved HIM when they first fell in love with HIM. I find that is what happens. We are doing so much that is “for the kingdom” and we do not love our Lord! Thanks for the reminder!

    September 26th, 2011
  2. Beth says:

    Thanks for the comment Joyce. It is so easy to lose track of what is truly important but thank goodness He always gets us back on track. Glad you enjoyed it. ;)

    September 26th, 2011

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