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Read Psalm 90:10–12
Strange creatures roam the land these days. Being efficient, diligent, and productive, they are remarkably impressive...but beneath the surface they are suffering from a miserable malady. Compulsively driven with an obsessive desire to achieve, these creatures give themselves to labour like alcoholics give themselves to booze.
Workaholics. People who consistently overdo it.
You will find them in every imaginable occupation, and unfortunately, they are usually successful. I say “unfortunately” because success only intensifies addiction. In sales, they are always at the top. In school, they are always in the books. In sports, they are always in the lead. In subjects, they are always in the know. To these creatures there is one and only one reason for existence—work.
The Christian life requires a healthy balance between total relaxation and overdoing it. It’s better to live our lives from God’s perspective.
Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty. But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble; soon they disappear, and we fly away. Who can comprehend the power of your anger? Your wrath is as awesome as the fear you deserve. Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom. (Psalm 90:10–12)
Those words speak of a supernatural balance God provides to us when we turn to Him for wisdom. How much better to live each day with the realization that life is too short to run roughshod over people and things that matter most. Instead, let’s allow the Lord to show us His path and leave everything else to Him.
Take a deep breath. As my kids used to say, “Cool your jets.” You don’t have to get it all done today. Enough is sometimes more than enough. That’s why God made tomorrows.
Devotional content taken from Good Morning, Lord...Can We Talk? by Charles R. Swindoll. Copyright © 2018. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, a Division of Tyndale House Ministries. All rights reserved.
The full devotional can be purchased at https://www.tyndale.com/p/good-morning-lord-can-we-talk/9781414380681.
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