Good Monday Morning Coffee everyone😊! Hoping that all is well with everyone today. As for me, I am just enjoying the blessings that come with each day from the Father, simply feeling grateful and amazed! Welcome again to another day, week, and to another encouraging conversation. So, if you’re ready, then grab something to sip☕ and let’s start the conversation.
So, for today conversation I want to discuss the beauty in accepting what you can do and what you cannot do. I am pretty sure that many of us know others (maybe even perhaps ourselves) who find themselves in stressful situations because they went far above what they were able to do. I believe this world has trained us to take on way too much which leaves us stressed, overworked, delusional, and much more. Although I am far from encouraging someone to be lazy, I am totally for balance.
Some years ago, I have learned to accept that I cannot do it all and if someone is trying to push me beyond my limits then obviously, they have selfish intentions. In situations like those I either need to confront or separate myself from that person. Working different jobs has definitely help me understand that it is my responsibility to make sure that I am not being taken advantage of or getting in over my head. My earlier years have shown me that if something happens to you, including your death, life will continue on as usual. Of course, you will be missed by some (a few) but life will still go on.
As Christians your overall devotion should be to the Lord. In the book of John 2:24, it says “But Jesus for His part, did not entrust himself to them, because He knew all people [and understood the superficiality and fickleness of human nature (AMP). When I first read this verse, I did not take it likely. In this life many people and things will try to overwhelm you with their narrative, but the good news is, there is someone greater that we can choose to be devoted to over man’s and even over our own opinions. When we finally get this, we will be set free from the guilt of not doing another person’s will. Yes, we definitely want to help out where we can and there are those times where the Lord will ask us to do things that are going to stretch our faith but other than that, well you are only asking for some stress.
So practically how can a person start to really accept what they can do and what cannot do. I think the first step is to accept the fact that you just cannot do it all. Secondly, don’t be so quick to jump into situations that you did not consider what the consequences maybe. Also, here are a few questions to ask yourself:
Do you want to do it?
Is this from the Lord?
I’m I capable of this task?
Do I need to this?
Is it my responsibility?
Are they using me?
Is this pulling me toward God or away from God?
Side note: A lot of religious people and establishments have used their titles, gifts, and talents to rule over others by using fear to keep them in bondage but in 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control (TPT). So, with that scripture you will be able to see if that person is operating under the Holy Spirit or another spirit.
So, to conclude, I would like to say, it is okay to accept your capabilities and what you are in capable of doing. It is also okay to say no and just enjoy your day. As for me, spending time alone has to happen at least once a day😉. I love people but I don’t allow them to rule over me because Jesus is my Lord. Jesus came so you can experience union with Him and embrace the freedom that He died for. So, with that remember to take it one day at a time and stay encouraged in the Lord!
Thank you for joining me for another Monday Moring Coffee conversation! I hope you were blessed, inspired, challenged, and encouraged. If so, then please like👍, subscribe, comment, and share. Have a beautiful🌸, blessed day and bye for now👋!