I find with the current demands on my life, my tendency is to allow worry and anxiety to bombard my thoughts.
I’m realizing how much of my day is filled with have to’s.
I have to get this done. I have to be here. I have to eat this. I have to exercise. I have to do housework. I have to complete a project for work. I have to do this or that won’t happen.
It’s hard to discern God’s leadership and experience His presence when my days are filled with the have to’s. The have to’s make me forget God’s promises.
More is the constant nagging on my heart. “What you’re doing is not enough. You’re not enough. Do more.”
The have to’s make me forget He has promised the only more I really need is…more time in His presence…more time to behold His beauty to inquire in His temple. What would I learn about Him and myself, if I did not allow companionship with Him to break?
If you can relate to any of this, here’s your prescription for the have to’s:
Lord, help me live…
Psalm 27 (AMP)
4 One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider,and inquire in His temple.
14 Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord. (emphasis added)
It’s Your turn: Share your thoughts on this. Did you realize the have to’s are symptoms of a worried and anxious heart? What have to’s in your life are you ready to replace with God’s promises?
Destined to win,