How to Do Less to Accomplish More


When you spend time with Me, I restore your sense of direction. As you look to me for guidance, I enable you to do less but accomplish more.”(Jesus Calling)

I love multitasking.

It’s one of my favorite things to do. Shopping the seventy percent discount rack at Target is close second.

Maybe I love this phenomenon because I feel like I’m getting away with something, or maybe it just feels good to get many things done.

For me, using my crock-pot is the ultimate in multitasking because I can cook a good meal and shop the discounted rack at Target at the same time! This makes my heart smile just thinking of it.

I judge how successful and valuable my day was by how much I got done. But that is not a good measuring stick.

The words in Jesus Calling hold deep truth. Sarah Young’s words are based on Scripture. My eyes glue to the words enable you to do less but accomplish more. It was as if Jesus were saying,

“You try so hard. You keep yourself so busy doing trivial things. You give yourself an “A” if you get a lot done. Slow down. Spend time with me. The trivial will get done in time, but I have more for you to do. My more can’t always be seen.”

I like the thought of accomplishing more and doing less. It’s amazing how my day does fall into place much more gracefully when I put time with Him first.

Do less accomplish more


What about you?

Though you may be tempted to rush off to work today without spending some quality time with Jesus, trade something trivial (like unloading the dishwasher) for time with Him. I promise that the dishes will get done some time.

When something stressful happens today, don’t panic. Don’t rush to conclusions or try to fix the problem in your strength or wisdom. Ask Jesus for help. Wait until He gives the answer.

More will be accomplished.

Come to think of it, perhaps spending time with Jesus is the ultimate in multi-tasking and using my crock-pot second. We will never know on this side of eternity how our prayers affect the world unseen which accomplish greater things in our lives today!

A penny for your thoughts:


Do you multitask? What’s your favorite method? What’s your best crock-pot recipe?

With Purpose,




Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? ….But seek His kingdom and these things will be given to you as well (Luke 12:25,31).


Photo attribution of featured image:

“After the bath” by Photoprint copyrighted by W.B. Davidson. – This image is available from the United States Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3b18269.



  1. debbie hufham

    Makes me think of the great multitasker Martha. Oh I am so her.

    1. Jesus loved Martha just as much as Mary! Don’t forget that! Love you Debs!

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