Inboxes are like gardens. If left unattended, even for a day, you can have a real mess on your hands.
I’ve found my inboxes, whether digital or physical, consist of material that falls into one of three categories: stuff people think I should know, requests for things others need to know from me, and requests for things I need to do for others.
I’ve pretty much figured out how to solve this whole thing.
The people that send me stuff I allegedly need to know can actually just forward it straight to the people asking me for information, who therefore can do everything I was originally requested to by those needing something.
Kind of like how “Christ himself” structured the Church to work.
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up… • Ephesians 4:11-12
If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? • James 2:15-16
I wonder how often people ask God for things that He’s already empowered Christians to bring the answers to, but don’t.
So other Christian’s inboxes get full.
To all those who picked up my slack when I was slacking off – when I missed divine opportunities to serve – thank you. You have your reward coming.
Go empty your inbox. Behind all those tedious requests, God is actually calling. ch: