Whenever you find yourself truly genuinely overloaded– and I’m not talking about those temporary blips on your calendar where there’s a seasonal crunch– but when you find yourself genuinely overloaded long-term, then one principle is true: something you are doing is not God’s will.
I’ve learned a long time ago that there’s always time to God’s will. However, there’s not enough time to do what God wants you to do and add on a few others things you want to do. That’s been a very helpful insight for me when I get to those times when I’m really overloaded and it’s not a time management issue (me wasting my time).
When I get to those places, this principle takes me back to the “stop doing” list, which I find infinitely more helpful than an endless to-do list. I have to revisit this principle from time to time in my own life.
So when you’re overloaded, ask yourself these questions:
- Is this a legitimate seasonal crunch that is temporary?
- Is this a time management issue where I simply need to learn to become more efficient?
If that answer to both of those questions is no, then something you are doing is not God’s will and it’s time to revisit the “stop doing” list.