Life is seriously nuts. We are constantly running from here to there to do this and get that. Wake up, wrestle to get the kids dressed, feed everyone and get out the door. Then race to work where we race around all day. Stress, angst, fear, anger, juggling everything for everyone. Then back home to wrestle to get the kids fed, bathed and in bed. Next up running around doing chores around the house. Just running, running, running. It’s exhausting. The rat race of life has no end. It is just running around in pointless circles.
With Christ everything changes. With Christ there is joy and delight in waking up each morning because by His grace you woke up. There is cheer in getting the kids dressed and fed because He provided you the resources for the clothes and the food for their bellies. Work is no longer a chore, it is an opportunity to share Christ with others. Work becomes your ministry and your mission field. There is no more fear or stress or angst because you can trust in God’s ultimate power and control. The evening wrestle to get the kids bathed and in bed becomes an opportunity for them to share how God moved in their lives that day. It is time in the day where you can minister to your children, teach them how to pray and demonstrate how to love and trust in God. The chores of life now have purpose; we are maintaining the gifts that God has entrusted to us. The circles are no longer pointless, with Christ you are always running towards Him.
Run towards God today. Don’t get lost in the mundane rat race of life. Keep your eyes focused on Him and everything else will fade in the background. My sister, be encouraged that you are not alone. I’m praying that you find the purpose in your race and that you are able to focus on Him today.
Colossians 3:2 – Set your mind on things above, not on things that are on earth.
Matthew 6:33 – But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Romans 8:5 – For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 4:18 – So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.