What are the things you are stressed about?
Jesus put stress in two categories:
1. Worries about all the things you have to do.
2. Worry about all the things you want to get.
“The seed cast in the weeds represents the ones who hear the kingdom news but are overwhelmed with worries about all the things they have to do and all the things they want to get.
The stress strangles what they heard, and nothing comes of it. (Mark 4:18, 19 MSG)
A stress-filled life strangles the power of God’s Word in you. It makes it like a dormant seed unable to break out of it’s shell . It can not grow to become the formidable, fruit-bearing, Spirit reproducing Word it is meant to be.
You hear the Word of God and it is exactly what you need. But then you begin thinking of all you need to do and all the things you don’t have and soon you have forgotten that Word.
Don’t let stress to undermine the revelation of God’s powerful Word in your life.
Don’t let your to-do lists to dictate your time in the Word, get in the Word and let it dictate your to-do lists.
Just as stress strangles the Word, so the Word strangles stress. It just matters which one comes first.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. ”
Matthew 6:33-34 NIV
The key is in what your are seeking.
Break up with stress.
Embrace God’s presence and go after his kingdom- he will take care of the rest.