When the Lord appeared to Moses in the burning bush in Exodus 3:2 the bush was not consumed by the fire. It was the burning bush that caught Moses’ attention, and he turned aside to see it (Ex. 3:2). The Lord desires to ignite His people with His fire so that the world will turn aside and see Jesus. The fire of God came to ignite the Church on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4). Some of God’s men and women “burn out” or “flame out” because they’re burning with their own fire (doing things in their own energy/strength/doing things God never said to do) and not the fire of God. Sometimes our zeal can take us where the Spirit of God has not led us to go (Rom. 8:14).
We all have to accept our limitations in the sense that none of us are called to do it all. The Lord is under no obligation to bail us out of our pain if we attempt to do more than He asks us to do. Sure He will if we ask for mercy but we need to learn to stick to our assignment. We cannot do it all nor will God permit us to do it all.
1. DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF WITH ANYONE ELSE
2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
2. LEARN TO STAY WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES GOD HAS SET (OUR MEASURE OF RULE)
2 Corinthians 10:13 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you. 14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:
3. STAY HUMBLE AND DON”T LET PRIDE TAKE YOU WHERE YOU DON’T NEED TO BE
Psalm 131:1 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.