But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things.” — Luke 10:41
Imagine a piece of steel five feet long, twelve inches wide, and two inches thick. You are told that you cannot rest until you have driven the object completely into the ground. Your work would be cut out for you; in fact, I doubt that job could be accomplished in one day, and you would become full of frustration, depression, fear, and anger. However, if one end of the steel were tapered sharply, like that of a pencil’s tip, the task would be much simpler.
The average believer experiences much fear because his life is not focused on one thing but has become blunt with diverse points of interest, activity and concentration: marriage, children, sin, others, vocation, and failure all get equal billing with Christ. Only when Christ alone becomes the soul’s focus will the believer’s life become sharpened and easily able to cut through the daily problems of life. Depression and anger come only when something other than Him is placed on the mountaintop of the heart.
Would you be a happy believer? Then remember there is nothing that the presence of Jesus will not cure. With this in mind your life will have focus and the edge to drive through any hindrance.
~Gary Glenney is a Life and Leadership Coach with The Navigators