Number 11: 16 - 23
The Lord said unto Moses… Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days; But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils… And Moses said, the people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month. Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them? And the Lord said unto Moses, Is the Lord's hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.
Have you ever seen the shadow of an object and assumed the worst, only to discover it is not as terrifying as you imagined? Or perhaps you heard an unsettling sound, only to find that its source is nothing worth been concerned? In the same vein, at work, we sometimes assume the tasks we are to accomplish are much more demanding than they are.
It is common to hear people speak of how they have so much work to do, and yet when told to list them would discover these many tasks can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Some put off tackling certain challenges, out of fear, only to find out it was not as demanding as they thought when they finally start. Others are yet to start running with their vision because they overwhelmed.
The simple solution is to write down what you are to do and what is required to get it done.
Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by
Habakkuk 2: 2 AMPC
Take out time to prepare a detailed list of your tasks for each day, and update it as new ones arise. When we write down our tasks and its demands, it helps us have a clear picture of what is required and how we are to approach it. It takes away every ambiguity and makes us see the real size of the task.
Finally, we must understand that even if we discover, on writing down the tasks, that they are demanding, we are more than capable. There is no task that is greater than the wisdom at
work in us and the gifts we have.
Just like Joshua, no matter, what the task may be, we must tell ourselves, “Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it”
It is smaller than you think!
Matthew 17: 20 He answered, “Because of your little faith [your lack of trust and confidence in the power of God]; for I assure you and most solemnly say to you, if you have [living] faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and [if it is God’s will] it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. (AMP)
Philippians 4: 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.