Summary: Share that many of us are going much faster and doing far more than Christ would have us do. We need to slow down!
2.The thing I really am impressed about Moses in this story is how he responded.
3.We read in verse 24: Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said.
4.It really is hard for most of us to take criticism isn’t it. Maybe it is our prideful flesh or we are just instinctively controlling Moses gives us an awdesome example of how to receive criticism. It doesn’t say he argued or even pondered about it. It says He did it. And the criticism came from an in-law too!! . I am for one horrible when it comes to taking criticism from family members.
5.Besides taking criticism, we need to learn how to delegate all that we have going on.
6. For many of you, what you are doing is not good. What people consider normal today is not good. You’re only going to wear yourselves out. You can’t handle it alone. Now, chances are, the problem with many of you is much like me. I’m totally willing to help others, but I don’t know how to receive from others. I rarely ask for help.
7. Many of you, you are carrying the burdens on your own and you’re not sharing with anyone. “I can handle it. I can handle it.” No, you can’t handle it all. You weren’t designed to.
8.Do you want to fulfill the law of Christ? If so, here is what scripture says. Galatians 6:2 “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
9.We may be able to share our load and delegate some things out but we must also understand that….
II. Some things need to be stopped.
A.Could it be that you are doing way too much?
1.Think for a moment, if you will, and ask yourself, “How would you fill in this blank?” If only I had more time, I would … _____.
2.I don’t know what it would be for you. “If only I had more time, I would spend time with my children. If only I had more time, I would serve in the church. If only I had more time, I would go and help teach or coach some kids so I could pour into their life. If only I had more time …” I don’t know what it would be for you, but there may be some value that God has put in your heart that you’re not doing because you don’t have enough time.
3.And I am going to tell you right now, that is a cop out, because you do have time. You are choosing to put other things in that time. You are choosing what is lesser rather than what is better. You make the choice. You, have time for what you choose to have time for. You do.
4. The challenge is: so many of us are doing what is expected out of a very sick culture, instead of doing what is right and what is better. I mean, I could talk on this for an hour. What our culture calls normal is totally insane. Let me ask you this. What do your actions communicate that you value?
5.I believe what our culture’s actions communicate that we value today is time away from God.
6.Sleeping in on Sunday mornings is very desirable. Skipping that boring church to play golf or watch the big game is really what many want to do. Praying, reading or going to a church service is viewed by most as un-desirable, as boring and as a time waster.