Do you ever think to yourself, “if only I gave God more of my morning, I’d have more energy and discipline to get done all the things I need to get done today?”
I’m prone to that.
I think that approach, though, is wrong. It treats God like He’s a can of Red Bull: Read your Bible, and you’re energized and can get your to-do list to-done!
Sometimes I worry that the reason that I feel exhausted is because I’m doing things in my strength, not His. And so what I need to do, then, is to spend more time with God, so I’ll have more power and can get things done and be more disciplined.
The reason we spend time with God is not so that we will feel invigorated and ready to face the day and get through our agenda; the reason we spend time with God is so that He can set the agenda.
If you’re exhausted, the problem is likely that you have not allowed God to set your agenda. You’re asking more of yourself than God is asking of you, and you’re putting your energy in the wrong things.
This week, instead of asking God to make you more disciplined, what about asking God to help you set your agenda?
Point out what things you can get rid of, and what things you need more of. Ask Him to show you where His heart lies, and then follow that heart.
Don’t treat God like a Red Bull. He’s so much more than that.