In 1 Corinthians 10:13, it says “ There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that yea are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
To put this in the way that we are used to saying it is “God will never put more on you than you can bear,” but I believe we, as Christians, take on things that God has not told us to take on.
Have you ever committed to something and then when it became time-consuming you asked yourself “why did I sign up for this?” There are times that we say “yes” to things that God has not told us to say “yes” to. Then when the demands of the job becomes too much and we stand in need of the Lord to bail us out.
Saints of God, be careful of taking on too much when it comes to church duties and things in your personal lives. It’s one thing to take on too much or too many assignments on your job, but when this is done at church it becomes a major problem. Church assignments, such as Sunday school teachers, ushers, greeters, prayer intercession, cleaning crew, sound crew, choir members, and musicians, are for the use of God and his house. It sounds like a good idea to join one of these services at first but, as I said before, when these assignments begins to demand and require more of you and you can’t give it, that’s not pleasing in the eyes of the Lord.
Have you heard the voice of the Lord tell you to sign up for your duties or are you merely following your emotions?
Emotions are nothing but feelings and they will sometimes get you in a bind and bring on you added stress that God had no intention of allowing to take place in your life. So many Christians are living with added burdens on them all because they felt like it was the right thing to do. Saints, listen and make sure you pray about taking on these duties in the church. Just because it sounds good does not mean God has called you to do it. If you are going to work in the church doing any of the services I mentioned earlier, do them unto the Lord and be fully committed to them. Don’t short change God, nor the house of God. If you can’t fully commit to the ministry and its demands, then allow someone else to take that role, someone who can commit wholeheartedly