Then why do I have a hard time saying it?
Numbers 11:12 Was it I who conceived all these people, was I their father, for you to say to me, “Carry them in your arms, like a foster-father carrying an unweaned child, to the country which I swore to give their fathers?”
When Moses said “Yes” to the task of taking the chosen of God to the land He had promised, it was only supposed to be a short trip. However, through trials, complaints, and a major down slide of faith from the masses, it turned into a forty year affair, and though Moses was committed to the task, this was not what he had agreed to, and he was finding it all a bit overwhelming. Complaints, and there were many, poured in everyday. There were people wondering if Moses knew what he was doing, or if he had lead them all to die in the wilderness. Moses was overwhelmed with a task that was too much for one man to carryout. Instead of complaining to God, he asked Him to help in this task because Moses had reached his limit and felt he could no longer do it himself.
In order to please God and those around us, we often feel as if we need to say “Yes” whenever called upon to do a task, but did you know that too many yeses and not enough nos in your life is not what God wanted for you? It’s true. The Heavenly Father wants you to live a rich, full, and happy life, not one filled with so much to do that you feel trapped, overwhelmed, and drowning. Though it is true that we are capable of all things through God, He didn’t want us to become super-people and take on as much or more than we can handle. Yes, there are times in our lives that we face trials, the ones He places in our path, but those trials will always have a solution, a lesson, and a way out. If you are in a situation in which you don’t see a way out, you need to stop and make a way. Don’t worry if you say no to someone who asks you for a favor or task if you already have a full plate. God wants your cup to runneth over, but not with toils and tasks.
Until next time, God Bless.