When Life Demands More Than You Can Deliver

There is this verse in the Bible that people often misquote. they will say, "The Bible says He will not give me more than I can handle."  Actually, it means,

1 Corinthians 10:13  No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
God will not allow you to be tempted beyond your ability. This has nothing to do with life's demands.

In fact, in his next book, Paul said,

2 Corinthians 1:8-9  8 For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. 9 Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.

All throughout the Bible, we see people given assignments that were bigger than themselves. 
- Noah and the ark. 
- Joseph being sold into slavery by his brothers. 
- David became King of Israel. 
- The disciples called to follow Jesus. 

The list goes on.  So what should you do? 

Admit you cannot do it all.  While this reality check may frustrate or even depress you.  This is where you have to start.  

Now, admit that Christ has the strength and wisdom that you need.  Ask for both.  

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Align your life with His will.  God never sets you up to fail, but His success is of great value.  

PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me meet the demands that you place on my life successfully.  AMEN  

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