Sufficient For

We live today in a world of hurry, hurry, hurry.  There is so much to do and so little time.  Is there any balm for our souls as we face each day?  Jesus has told us in the book of Matthew – Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.  Sufficient for the day is its own trouble (6:34).  Do you think our days could be less stressful if we could remember these words?  I don’t need to tell you that we live in a day when life seems to be rushing past us with great speed.  I catch myself wondering at times if the Lord is trying to tell us something.  Maybe our priorities are all screwed up.  There has to be a way to live the fruitful lives that God created us for.    It’s just that our days are so busy we often forget.  Maybe it would help if at the very beginning of each day we simply asked our Lord to be with us and help us to get our priorities in line with His.

Obviously, there is still much left to do or He would have already called us home.  Is the problem that we have not really been listening?  Our days are already so busy we don’t know how to squeeze in any more or do we?  Maybe there are some unimportant things we could leave for another day.  In case you haven’t realized it, we were created with a specific purpose, a special job that only we can accomplish in the place the Lord placed us.  Those words might make you feel special, but we are only special as we accomplish what the Lord has put on our list. 

You’re right – we probably don’t ever think about our Lord having a list of His own and yet He has an awful lot of marbles He needs to manipulate each and every day in order to please His Father and accomplish His task.  Guess what, He manages and we were created by the Father to manage also.  Don’t you think it is about time that we place our effort where it belongs?  If you are not sure of what your particular job is all you have to do is ask the Lord to remind you and then try to to do what you were placed here for. 

Most of you are already aware of the fact that our Lord created us for a particular purpose.  Your job is to discern that purpose and complete it.  Most of you realize that God has also given you the strength and wisdom to complete it.  So there is really no reason to postpone that purpose or rely on the lack of knowledge.  Also it most likely will not just go away.  If all of us were obedient children can you imagine what our world would be like.  Just thinking about it makes me want to experience it and please our Creator.

If we are realistic we will realize that our world is racing fast toward extinction and yet we put placing that thought at the bottom of every list we make.  I wonder why.  Is it because there are simply some things we don’t really want to do?  And yet they are on our list.  Were they put there by us or by our Creator?  Maybe it would be best not to shrug that thought off.  It is quite possible that we, because of our increasing knowledge, could be close to blowing ourselves to smithereens. If you are thinking that God will not allow that to happen you might want to think again.  God desires to one day enjoy His children as we live together in His world, but He will give the decision to us.  We should not put off that decision because we don’t know when the door will be closed. We also should not plan on tomorrow being soon enough to make that decision.  We really shouldn’t be so casual with things that are actually important. 

Oh Jesus Thou hast promised to all who follow Thee,
That where Thou art in glory there shall Thy servant be;
And, Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end;
O give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.