Do you think you don't have time to be a writer, artist, cartoonist, quilter, gardener, etc. when life's other jobs take first place? Then along with the job comes the family. Will we ever have time to do the things we really want to do?
So are we a jack of all trades, master of none? If we get involved in too many things, can we ever excel in none?
Look at David. There was a jack of all trades. He was a shepherd, a soldier, a poet, prophet, priest, king, administrator, a statesman, a heroic leader, a devoted father, a good friend and a man of God. He even invented some musical instruments. These are great accomplishment for one man's lifetime in any era.
We can learn from David. He possessed an immense energy. He mastered everything he undertook. He excelled in everything.
So, when you're feeling discouraged, juggling your job, family, and all the other things you'd like to accomplish in life, heed David's dying words to Solomon, his son. It will work for you, too.
Read I Kings 2: 1-3:
When the time drew near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon, his son. "I am about to go the way of all the earth," He said. "So be strong, show yourself a man and observe what the Lord your God requires: walk in His ways, and keep His decrees, and commands, His laws and requirements, as written in the Law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go." (NIV)
If David can do it, we can too. I read somewhere the difference between "try" and "triumph" is a little "umph". David had that little "umph." We must walk in God's ways and keep His commands. We, too, can master all the things we want to accomplish.