Monday September 10, 2012
“How are you?”
I must confess, I hear that – or say it – more than a few times a week.
Sometimes it seems like busyness is a badge of honor in today’s culture. Like we have no worth without the never-ending list of things that bring us stress.
I have to say, there have been times I’ve felt just like Atlas, bearing the world on my shoulders.
And I rarely realize that this burden is one of my own choosing. So much that I take on is not my business at all. I search scripture, and I can’t find one single verse that tells me I won’t be a good wife or mother unless I worry about my family. Not one.
What does His word tell me to do?
“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33, ESV).
How do I seek his kingdom? By knowing Him.
And when I have Him in my sights, what do I find?
The picture of me struggling to bear the world on my shoulders vanishes in the face of His calm, His peace. It streams from Him as He stands, easily holding the world in one hand. His hand, not mine.
The world in His hand, my faith in Him.
The best place to be.
All that energy I use as I struggle to carry the world? Take it, Lord, and direct it toward knowing You.
Joining Laura, Jen, and Michelle with words from the heart.