you focus only on doing GOD’s will. and don’t worry about the rest. this is a key to confidence in your life. it simplifies your life.
all of a sudden, you’re not trying to please crowd a and crowd b and crowd c and crowd d, and everybody all at the same time. everybody wants us to be something different. all have expectations. GOD says, “focus on pleasing ME. on doing what I’ve asked you to do.”
most of you are doing too much right now. your schedules are too busy. you have so many irons in the fire that the fire is about to be put out. you’re smothering it. if you’re burning the candle at both ends, you’re not as bright as you think you are.
time magazine’ cover a. “the rat race: how america is running itself ragged.” why? unresolved guilt, unrealistic expectations, perfectionism.
the first sentence of this article says, “if you have a moment to read this story with your feet up, free of interruption, at your leisure, put it down. it’s not for you.” it talks about lives that are so busy that merely to give somebody the time of day seems like an act of charity. it goes on saying we’re out of time. why? because you’re trying to prove something.
unrealistic expectations, unresolved guilt force people into a runaway mode because they’re so afraid if they settle down and get quiet the guilt will come in and the sense of failure will come in. i don't measure up to my own standards, much less GOD’s. i have to learn to live by grace.
just a thought from the front porch…