I’ve spent time in Psalm 131 this summer, studying and meditating as I prepped a message. This quote put me on my heels, and it came from a compiled commentary, so I’m unsure who exactly to attribute it to. Enjoy, nonetheless, and maybe read twice.
“One of the things that can only be learned through the experiences of life is what we can do, and what we may do. Putting wise limits upon our undertakings and our spheres is one of the most important and anxious things that we have to do. And one of the chief modern sins is attempting too much, and not being willing to keep ourselves strictly within the limits of what we can do really well. The young man thinks he can do anything and everything, and it may often be the consequence that he does nothing really well.”