You have probably heard the saying, “A woman’s work is never done,” and you probably agree! It’s as Solomon mused: “That which has been is what will be… there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9). Day after day we are presented with another day of work. Work is definitely here to stay, but there are some practices and principles that can turn your workload into a wonder and your drudgery into something delightful.
- Meet with the Lord first thing every morning. As you pray, give Him your life, your heart, your day, and your work. Spend some time in His Word and absorb the most powerful energy available in the entire world— the energy only the Lord God can give you.
- Create a to-do list and a schedule for the day. What must be done… and when? Who needs what, and where, and when? Doing what matters gives you energy because it is rewarding. You know you are doing what’s most important, so you have no guilt, no remorse, no dread.
- Learn and apply effective time management principles. Operate on a schedule. Use your calendar or phone app to keep track of appointments, events, commitments, lists, deadlines, and due dates.
- A little exercise makes a big difference. A walk or jog and a few exercises will rev you up right away and build you up for greater endurance.
Father, today it feels as though there’s not much left of me. This morning my energy level hit a wall, and in my own strength I can go no further. But I praise You, God of all strength, for when I am weak, You are strong. Thank You, Father, that when my energy wanes, You quiet my heart and bring comfort and peace of mind to my weary soul. I love You, Lord. And I love the work I do— the work that blesses my family and the people You bring my way. Today I want to follow Jesus’ advice and “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness” and all these things shall be added to me (Matthew 6:33). Amen!
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The real key to easing your daily burdens is found in Isaiah 40:31. It begins with this focused principle for all believers: Those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.