“Dive in”, “Let’s roll”, “Move it, move it, move it.” These sayings are not too familiar to some, but for a bunch of us workaholics, they are the songs of the day to which we dance until we drop! There is a remedy though…STOP, WAIT and LISTEN to the Lord before you dive into anything. It truly takes all the faith and trust a workaholic has to stop and sit quietly in the presence of the Lord, especially when the calendar of appointments and its partner, the “to do” list, are screaming in your ear.
But putting aside all that is waiting to be done and refusing to worry about those “lists” in order to sit in the presence of the Lord is exactly what your workload needs, even if that seems impossible to do. Your time soaking in God’s holy presence is the only thing that will adequately strengthen and prepare you to face your giants. By choosing to put all aside for a few moments with the Lord—waiting before working—is a huge signal to your spiritual enemies, too. It tells them you are camped out with the King of Kings and that you are not fighting these battles alone.
Keep Satan at arm’s length by starting your day with Jesus. Sit and enjoy the Lord’s presence, journal anything He may share with your heart and be prepared to “hit the road running” like never before. Remember, schedule your first appointment of the day with Jesus and all the rest will just fall in line. Endure the fire…it’s producing pure gold!