Friday, October 15, 2010

Stop Expecting and Start Living

So often we get hung up when things turn out unexpectedly or against our wishes.  For example I expected that I would do a few posts a week on this blog.  I see now it has been over a month since my last post.  Life has a way of getting in the way of living.  Usually though it is the expectations that make us feel miserable.

This is why I tell you: Don't worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn't life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the sky: They don't sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you worth more than they? Can any of you add a single cubit to his height by worrying? And why do you worry about clothes? Learn how the wildflowers of the field grow: they don't labor or spin thread. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these! If that's how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, won't He do much more for you-you of little faith? So don't worry, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' For the idolaters eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. Therefore don't worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:25-34 (HCSB)

Your marriage is not what you thought it would be?  Start loving your spouse.  Your kids are rebellious and do not listen to you; Start getting involved in their lives and work to understand their hearts.  Your job is unsatisfactory?  Stop working and start serving.  Your life is not what you want?  Stop expecting and start living.  The kingdom of God is established in the hearts of people.  Are you seeking to reveal God to others that they may also have the heart of God?  Seek Him, the rest is details that do not change with our expectations.  Only living can change the heart.  Live well, Love well, Serve well,  and you will have His Righteousness. 

Bless you all!