Are You Worn Down By Your Responsibilities?

Date: July 10, 2023

In the New Testament, Paul started out his first letter to Timothy by saying he was appointed to be an apostle by the command of his Lord. Here are his exact words: “This letter is from Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, appointed by the command of God our Savior and Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 1:1). Since the word “apostle” means “one who is sent,” Paul’s assigned job was to carry out the instructions of the One who sent him—God Himself.


I believe whatever gift God has given each of us—whether it’s in the field of music or cooking, teaching, administration, sales or whatever, we have that “job” by God’s appointment. It His special gifting that makes it possible for us to bless others. We are sent to do His assignment.


Whatever God has equipped us to be, we are appointed by His command to that work. What an honor! Perhaps your appointment is to be a Mom or Dad to raise godly kids. Maybe your calling is in the medical field. Or a farmer who raises the food that we all need. Or maybe a businessman who earns money to help the needy. Or a teacher or a bookkeeper or a salesperson. Whatever your calling, realize it is a divine calling, not something to be taken lightly.


Are you going through a period in your life when you’re not very excited about the responsibilities you have? Here’s a truth that should encourage you: whatever God has given you to do is important in His overall plan for you. Trust Him not to waste anything in your life that He gives you to do. Accept it as your appointment from God Himself. Take heart! Besides, who knows what He has planned for you right around the corner!