25 June 2013

Toil Toil Toil

We toil and toil all day, and then our hearts are filled with anxious thoughts. And yet what good has come out of our anxious thoughts?
Not one.
I dare you to find one.
So, why do we keep doing it?

We seek answers to our questions and when we are not readily supplied with satisfying answers we toil and lose sleep over that which makes us anxious. We attempt to comfort ourselves with our favourite movie, going out, or favourite food, but we emerge unchanged.

The problem is within each of us. At the surface we fix it with distraction, but at the root is our heart. While it remains unchanged and focused on our own self, we will continue to toil needlessly. It is only when we see in ourselves the things that need to change.

You are the only one who can make that decision to change you and to ask God to work through you.

Our troubles gain momentum as you toil over them. Soon it becomes a snowball that swallows you and carries you down the mountain.

But God lifts you up to the peak so you have no worries falling on you. He doesn't want us to live with anxious thoughts overcoming our hearts and minds. But you have to let Him take you up.....all the way up. And that is the difficulty. In letting God.

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? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet our heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
- Matthew 6.25-27

No comments:

Post a Comment