- I’m going to fail my finance exam.
- I don’t have an internship for the summer yet.
When I went through these things I realized a common trend, it’s not that they are the most important things in my life but it’s where I have placed my pride and value before. I was a straight A student in high school, so doing poorly on an exam doesn’t fit in with that persona. I have been known to schedule things way in advance, so I don’t have to worry about them a few days before, but here I am, a few months before summer without an internship.
Looking back over those things and what I wrote about them made me laugh a little bit. God does want you to “work at whatever you do with all your heart as though you were working for The Lord and not people” Colossians 3:23. But that doesn’t mean He won’t love you as much if you get a “C” or “D” on an exam. You aren’t going to ruin His plan. He already knows the outcome of what you are doing. Let me be clear though, that does NOT mean that you don’t try. Look back at Colossians 3:23.
The fact I was overwhelmed and worried about what would happen shows where and what I was putting my faith in. I was putting my faith in grades and the future, of which anything can happen and change. Isn’t that a HORRIBLE way to live? Basing your feelings off something that you can’t even control. I can’t control the future and assume that worrying will change anything is a deep black hole that will consume you and me.
I challenge you, this week, write down the things that overwhelm you, worry you, and cause you to fear. Then, at night, before going to bed, look at all those things you wrote down and write down a verse or two that reminds you of where to focus and where to put your faith. (HINT: IT’S JESUS!)