I Found a funny quote on a coffee mug:
"God put me on earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now, I am so far behind, I will never die."
Anybody feel this way? I experience being overwhelmed often. However, it is my own doing because I added things to the "certain number of things" God never called me to do. If we just stick to what the Lord ordains for us to have on our plate there will be enough time to enjoy all of it. We won't need to scarf it down, get over full or feel overwhelmed.
One of the most important words a person learns to say in infancy is, "no." It establishes boundaries with others. It empowers us to say 'yes' to our God given dreams and destiny. So, feel the freedom. Go ahead and scrape some of the other things on your plate into the trash. Get to work on the God ordained things for your life. Everything else will not be nourishment and pass through this world as waste.
If you are not sure what God is calling you to do, exactly, ask Him. He wants you to be successful and will not keep His plans for you from you. We serve a kind and loving God who longs for us to live abundantly and with purpose while bringing glory to Him and growing His Kingdom. Hold his Hand. He will bring you to fulfillment, joy, reward and complete satisfaction in work that will count.
"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord." - 1 Corinthians 15:58