While I was praying today, The Holy Spirit showed me what a rushed world we live in. We know we have to pray and read the Word of God, but our minds race towards things could have been done, things that should be done etc.
Sunday evening your mind may rush for the week ahead, work, meetings, deadlines, mothers minds may rush on children, schools, house matters, children may rush on school work, friends commitments, others may rush on mobile phones, Facebook, SMS’s etc. it is an endless list! We live in such a rush that sometimes, we even cannot free our minds to focus on God even for five minutes
While I was thinking all this, The holy Spirit showed me something amazing, God is an infinite God, Alpha and Omega, his existence has no start or finish, as such we are also ordained for eternal life. So why all this rush?
God had a problem with man’s rush right from the beginning
Gen 6:3 “And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”
Prior to this man longevity was very high, almost a 1000 years until death, I feel God just could not content with man for such a long time and he made it short.
One teaching aspects of great trials such as David from anointing to palace, Joseph from dream to governor, Moses from palace to deliverer of Israel, all were to teach them patience and not to rush.
God has beautifully orchestrated our lives every step of the way.
Mat 6:31-33 “ Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Jesus very clearly mentioned that we should be dazed and rushed by life.
Luke 21:34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. (NIV)
St Paul added to this
Php 4:6 “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
The NIV version is much more clearer
Php 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
So let us not rush or let our minds race unnecessary, God will do everything in a beautiful way.
Just take one step at a time and let not your mind race