But require them to make the same number of bricks as before; don't reduce the quota. They are lazy; that is why they are crying out, 'Let us go and sacrifice to our God. Make the work harder for them so they keep working and pay no attention to lies.'
Is your life so busy - that you find it hard to meet with Yahweh? The enemy delights to keep us busy and away from our Heavenly Father. He has the whole of the world striving and working harder and harder, making lifeless bricks from straw that will be consumed in His refining fire. We need to stop and take time out. We need to meet with Him. Our sacrifice might be less wealth or esteem from others or less pride in our own abilities but God knows we don't need those and they hinder us anyway. The blessings of meeting with Yahweh and sitting at His feet far outweigh any blessing we can strive for in our own strength.
So rest from your burden of brick making and spend time with God which brings eternal blessings.