I have been staring at my computer keyboard for hours with the desire to write, but my mind is being choked out with the overwhelming shadow of all that needs accomplished in each day. You could say that I’m overwhelmed, and you might be right. You may choose to even put yourself in the place of judgment, thinking, I need to slow down, do less, or just let things slide.

The solutions often seem simple to the outside observer who has not walked a day in our shoes, but they are quite willing to proudly share their opinions with us nonetheless. You and I should never judge someone else in their zeal to bring glory to God. They very well may be burning the candle at both ends and in the middle, at the request of God Himself. Paul wrote, “Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.  For the same reason you also be glad and rejoice with me.” (Philippians 2:17–18)

We are as a community of believers starting to forget we are called to labor in service for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We are also forgetting to encourage each other in that labor. Hebrews says, “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25) What is the most effective way to stir each other up to love and good works? Jump in and help one another. Yep, sometimes the answer is just that simple.