To Stressed to Be Blessed!
August 24, 2016, 6:56 AM

Each of us was created for a purpose, and that purpose was to worship Him and to do God's will (Colossians 1:16). It is interesting that most of us get to a point in our lives to were we feel so busy and then it hits us, we become stressed to the max. Usually at this point we find ourselves cutting some things out of our schedules, and yes usually it is the things that benefit God that we cut out first... we miss church, we stop attending Bible studies and prayer services, we miss out devotional times, we lack in prayer and personal time with God... It is easier for us as humans being fleshly in nature to not cut the things that are of more interest to us. We enjoy our "desires" especially seeing that doing God will may not always seem as fun as a Carolina football game... But, as the old saying goes... WWJD What Would Jesus Do? Even as a young boy He (Jesus) was committed to "His Father's Business". Our schedules can become as busy as we would like them to be... you fill your calendars with work, school, social activities and many other things. For the most part no one is forcing you to keep your life complicated and stressful all the time. We have a purpose that we loose sight of, and that purpose is to Honor God; to worship Him and to do His will. It is far to easy to forget why we were created by our Heavenly Father. Choose today to start planning your life around God, and not God around your life.

What does your schedule look like?
Do you allow time for God in your daily schedule?
Do you make time to grow spiritually? (i.e. church fellowship, Corporate Worship, Prayer)

As you start allowing God to be in control in your life, and you remove things that you have added to your schedule that complicates it you will start to feel a since of peace and calmness. Doing God's will and enjoying the things that He has truly Blessed you with are your ultimate priority.

Teach your children the importance of worship and what it means to honestly serve the Lord. Yes we have to work, that's common since, but what about all the other things that we add to ourselves that have no benefit to the Kingdom of God? Take a look at your schedule this week, and ask yourself how much of your life is spent worshiping God...

Jonathan W. Pannell III


Colossians 1:16 (NKJV)

16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

Galatians 6:5 (NKJV)

For each one shall bear his own load.

Luke 2:49 (NKJV)

49 And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?

Hebrews 10:25 (NKJV)

25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

1 Corinthians 10:31 (NKJV)

31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

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