I recently read W. Phillip Keller, author of Taming Tension, where he says something interesting about taking on too much in our lives.
"Most of us tend to bite off much more than we can chew in life. And because we cannot chew what we have bitten off, we tend to take life in lumps and have difficulty digesting it at all.
Too many of us take on too much. We are overly ambitious, overly acquisitive, overly obsessive. We are much better off to take just a little of anything at a time, taste it fully, and suck all the sweetness from it. 'Enough is a feast.' "
I used to wonder why life sometimes seemed as lumpy as ill-made porridge. Now I know why ... I've probably bitten off more than I can chew.
Oh, Lord, help us to remember to take small bites and to know when enough is enough, so that we can enjoy the beauty of this life You have given us!