13 Feb Can you add years to your life?
How many times have you been overwhelmed by everything around you? So often the word ‘busy’ becomes one of the most common in our vocabulary, but there’s a point when busy reaches a point where it is unhealthy.
When stress, anxiety and worry begin to enter take over our schedules then we know we have reached that unhealthy mark.
But God has not called us to live a life of stress but rather a life that is simple.
In Matthew 6:25-27 it says:
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
In this passage we see that God doesn’t want us to worry about the things of this world, the things that we deem important. He says not to worry about what we eat, drink or even what we wear. It’s easy to say and seems like a great concept, yet we find it so difficult to live out.
When we are completely overwhelmed and lost in what we are suppose to do it means that we have started to rely on ourselves instead of God who takes care of our every need.
So here are two of many ways that we can learn to focus more on God and less on ourselves:
- Listen to the right voices
People will constantly trying to pull us down, worry about the insignificant things is life, but we need to remember what God has said about us and who we are. The Bible is God’s Word, which contains countless words of who He has called and made us to be.
Are you not much more valuable than they? – Mattheew 6:26b
He says that we are more valuable than the birds, in which He cares for daily, so He will also care for us.
2. Free up your schedule
Struggling to fit in reading your Bible or praying everyday, maybe it’s become a chore for you?
When it comes to our life we shouldn’t be asking the question, how does God fit into our life? But rather we should be asking, how does our life revolve around God?
If you enjoy sport or are an active person maybe running and praying works for you. Maybe you’re musical and worshipping God through playing your instrument is a way for you to spend time with Him. You might be creative and creating graphics of Bible verses for your desktop background is something you like. We are all unique and therefore our relationship with God will look different.