30 December 2021
God gives each of us different abilities, passions, and preferences. We have a responsibility to put to use those things God has wired into us for the benefit of others. One big way to reduce the stress level in your life and see more joy is to trust God for the results of your effort. The Bible tells us it is God who gives the increase. Therefore, we can trust Him to provide that increase. This also points to the importance of knowing our true identity in Christ. When we know who we are, who God truly made us to be, then the things we do will naturally flow out of that identity. Making time for an intimate relationship with God is also vital. The more time we invest in the presence of God, the more He can guide what we do to enable Him to maximize the increase we see for our efforts. Everything worthwhile in life is a natural result of your time in the presence of God. You can choose as much or as little time in the presence of God as you like. Why not set aside a little more time to get into His presence today?
I planted. Apollos watered. But God gave the increase.— 1 Corinthians 3:6 (WEB)