Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Small Steps

Matthew 6:34
“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

I have a lot of chores that have been piling up.  I’m sure you couldn’t possibly relate.  Looking at the “big picture” of my house, the amount of things to do simply seems insurmountable.  The old adage “one step at a time” comes to mind.  And it’s true.

However, people often think that in order to exercise that adage, they only have to narrow their focus on what step needs to be done next.  I would disagree in part.  The verse before this one is “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”  

When looking at the big picture of your house, narrowing your focus brings you to a particular chore, or prepping for it.  Does that really ease your stress?  Certainly it’s more manageable, which may lessen your stress, but if you really take a step back and look at the true big picture... you see Jesus and eternity.  

Your priorities might look a little different at that point.  Or perhaps your small steps will.  Either way, now that you are in God’s will, you have His promises behind you.  That should relieve some stress.  

Here are just a couple more examples of your promises in God:
  • “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”  (Philippians 4:13)
  • “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.”  (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Is the next step you’re about to take within God’s will?

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