Hey y’all! I will admit at the outset of this post that I didn’t do very much studying this week on this topic. However, I’ve been through some difficult things this week and I’ve been learning about this topic through my experiences. So I decided to write about it of course!
So what am I doing with my life? I have my dreams of working from home through blogging and YouTube and possibly writing a novel, but if I’m being completely honest, I have no idea what I want to do with my life as a career.
I know I want to live a simple life. Ultimately, I want to do whatever the Lord leads me into. I currently have an idea in the back of my mind of going to an online Christian college to study biblical studies and possibly counseling from a biblical perspective. I want to help people struggling with lack of self worth, people struggling with depression and anxiety and domestic violence. I don’t know how I’m going to make that a reality just yet, but I know that if this idea really is from the Lord, He will open the door for me.
Enough introduction! Let’s get into the post!
I’d like to talk about Matthew 6:33-34. It says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow will take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
I have been so incredibly convicted of this verse this week. Some stuff happened that uprooted my life and changed all of my plans and I was reminded that I need to stay grounded in the Father and His will for me. It’s scary that I don’t know what tomorrow holds, but ultimately I know that I need to trust Him. He doesn’t just hold tomorrow in His hands, He holds my entire past, present, and future; my entire being, my entire existence, my every breath.
The verse starts out by saying to seek the kingdom of God first and everything else will be added to it. This doesn’t mean we should seek God to get something out of it. That’s a selfish desire and it’s not of the Lord, and in the end it won’t work. God doesn’t play by our rules, we need to learn to live by His rules. So when we earnestly seek His face and His will so that we can learn of Him, He will begin to shower us with blessings. But we can’t try to seek Him to get the blessings. It doesn’t work that way.
The second part of the verse says not to worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow has it’s own worries. I am paraphrasing here, but you get the point. I am learning to lean on Him for my every day, because I can’t do it on my own. I can’t plan out my whole life and expect it all to fall into place, because that’s not what He wants from me.
I’m convinced that the Lord wants some people to just fellowship with Him and to just live for Him. My life verse, Micah 6:8, says, “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
This verse is really the description of how I feel God leading me to live my life. I’m not going to be a famous person, I’m not going to be well-known, or rich, or fancy, or anything like that. I am being called to live a humble, quiet life with the Lord. I am being called to behave justly, to love mercy, and to just walk humbly with my God. And in the course of doing that, I hope to be a blessing to those around me, to help point others to Christ. If I do that, I will be content.
And in the course of doing that, I need to keep Matthew 6:34 always present in my heart and mind. I need to constantly be aware that the Lord is in control of my tomorrow and that I am not. My pastor has a saying that I really love. It goes, “God is God, and I am not.” I think that’s so perfect! It’s so simple, but it describes the Christian walk so well.
I’m the kind of person who will get so stressed over the tiniest things and I will worry my head off about literally anything and everything. But that’s why the Lord says not to worry about tomorrow! Today’s troubles are hard enough without having to be concerned with tomorrow’s troubles too.
So I would encourage you to follow along with me in giving tomorrow, and today, over to the Lord. Let Him take those worries and frustrations, those burdens and cares, let Him have them. He’s in control and we are not. Just trust that He will take care of us and that He will provide for us.
I know it’s harder than it sounds, believe me! I’m still struggling with it myself! But I’m learning, and really that’s all that we can ever do. We can learn and walk with God and try to do His will for us in all things every day. That’s my prayer for you.
So what am I doing with my life? I’m figuring things out day by day in my walk with God. I’m letting Him guide me and provide for me each day. I’m praying that my desires align with His will for my life and that if they don’t, He will bring my desires into submission with His will. I’m doing my best to live a simple, contented life with my Lord.
Thanks so much for reading along! I hope you enjoyed my ramblings on this, and I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! 😀