For He Will Never Forsake Us
- by Joel Igene
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” -Matthew 6:25
Finding time to relax and be at peace with God is very underrated in today’s workaholism-driven society, but discovering that sweet spot between being a good worker and having time for yourself and the Lord is essential. Some of us always worry about putting food on the table and paying the bills, so much so that we push ourselves beyond our limits and capabilities.
This common act of constant worrying results in anxiety and a string of other issues that could eventually take your focus off the Lord and unto your problems. This is a major problem because we end up thinking that we are in control of our lives and because our focus is no longer on the Lord, our problems seem magnified which results in more worrying and anxiety. This is the circle the enemy wants us stuck in. After all, what good is money when our physical and spiritual health has been compromised?
So, before you choose to sacrifice hours of prayers, valuable family time, and sleep all in the name of making money, remember that even machines break down when not adequately oiled, laptops explode, wheels rust, blades go dull when they aren't maintained properly. Please, don’t go down that road: listen to your body, listen to the spirit of GOD, and take this advice: REST.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” - Matthew 6:34
Yes, goals are important because they are a great way to measure progress. However we can get too preoccupied with our goals, sometimes obsessing over them so much that we lose sight of what is essential for our souls. Our obsession with goals can prove to be counterproductive and end up making us over-criticize ourselves and lead us astray from Him.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” - Matthew 11:28-30
The bottom line is you have to accept that without Christ you can do nothing (John 15:5), trust Him and His will, and then commit yourself and all your goals to Him for His burden is indeed easy and His yoke is light.