Do you ever feel like life is pulling you in so many different directions, and you just don’t have enough time to get everything done? You rush around day after day, working feverishly, until you drop into bed at night completely exhausted.
Between your bills, your work, your personal relationships, the friendships you’re trying to keep, your kids' activities and ballgames, you go 100 mph all day everyday and you just feel stretched to your limit.
With the summer coming to an end, life is about to ramp up to that breakneck pace with school starting, fall activities, and other responsibilities beginning to fill up and control the calendar. In this 3-week series we’re going to look at what God says about how to manage our lives so we’re not only healthy, but also rested. Without margin in life, we’ll soon find we’re incapable of keeping the pace we’ve set for ourselves.
Let’s get the right perspective about being Stretched in the areas of time, money and relationships and learn how to live life according to the will and plan of God.
One great challenge of life is managing the resources God has entrusted to us. For many people the challenge is living within their means, and not allowing themselves to get into debt that’s overwhelming. A recent Pew Charitable Trust Poll said that 69% of Americans have non-mortgage debt. Most non-mortgage debt is related to credit cards, student loans and car loans. Stress can come in the form of debt if we’re constantly stretched beyond our means financially. However, when we live within our means it frees up resources so we can be generous and make an impact in the Kingdom of God. This Sunday we’ll be reminded of some Biblical principles that will guide us back to God’s plan for how we handle the resources God has given us.