ord, where there are interruptions it seems that the disposal of the time that I had planned so well has slipped out of my hands. Help me then to remember it has not slipped out of yours. In your hands these unexpected things will be fashioned into an unexpectedly beautiful design.
The sum of our job here on earth is to glorify God. This was the sum of Jesus's task as well. How did He do it? Shortly before he was crucified He said to His Father, "I have glorified Thee on earth by completing the work which Thou gavest me to do."
There were endless demands on Jesus's time. People pressed on Him with their needs so that He and His disciples had not leisure even to eat, and He would go away into the hills to pray and be alone......Still He was able to make that amazing claim, "I have finished the work you gave me to do."
This is an important clue for us. The work of God is appointed. What was given to the Son to do was the will of the Father. What is given to us to do is also His will.
There is always enough time to do the will of God. For that we can never say, "I don't have time." When we find ourselves frantic and frustrated, harried and harassed and 'hassled', it is a sign we are running on our own schedule and not God's.'
This brought to mind some quotes by Andrew Bonar:
"If God sends us to do anything for Him we have power, whether we know it or not."
"God fills our hands with work, but He does not overburden us. When we are overburdened it is time for us to stop."
"Never be perplexed as to the next step; that is the Lord's work."
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