I quite often hear lots of voices in my head, telling me to do different things in different situations. Those voices are the voice of my parents, teachers, friends, celebrities, and so many more. We get influenced by so many people, so many things, that sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming.
This is honestly something I have been thinking about a lot recently. The effect that everyone else and everything else has on us. Not just when making decisions, but also when living our everyday lives, and the way in which we choose to live.
This week’s quote for the week comes from Connie Ten Boom who says
If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. If you look at God you’ll be at rest.
It’s about getting balance in our lives. If we only focus on what is going on in the outside world, we can get jealous, or think that we should be living in a certain way, there are unnecessary pressures put on us which can cause us to get anxious. If we only focus on ourselves then we can become selfish, but also focussing on the negatives about us. We need to find the balance between the two.
For Christians this balance come from not looking at the world, not looking at ourselves, but looking to heaven. By looking to heaven we can know that God is with us, beside us in everything. By looking to heaven we can change ourselves to be reflective of God, and to change the world.
So next time, you find yourself in a troublesome situation, listening to the voices, listen to yourself, but at all times Seek God and what he wants to say to you.
I’m going to leave it there for this week.
Prayer: Father God, we thank you that you still speak to us and guide us today. May we always seek your will in our lives. Amen
Challenge – Rather than reading what I’ve got to say. Spend some time listening to what God wants to say to you.