Friday, May 16, 2008

A Comforting Thought for the Frazzled

After another one of those frazzled days where my plans came to nothing, where interruptions seemed worthwhile but frustrating, I came across another quote from The Overload Syndrome by Richard Swenson:

"God is the multiplying coefficient for our labor. We might only do fifty percent of all that we had planned tomorrow and yet accomplish five hundred percent more in terms of eternal significance--if our efforts are sensitive to the promptings and empowerment of the Holy Spirit. . . Someone has said, 'God can do in twenty minutes what it takes us twenty years to do.' Let's trust more and do less." (p. 72)

Need I say more?