The Measure of Oneself

By Faith Magbanua, June 11, 2018 22:06 PM


Psalm 37:1 says:

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

The concept of the Bible verse says a few things. It begins with a personal and practical admonition saying: Do not fret.

There are a lot of fears in our lives. As we grow older, those fears that we used to see evolves into different variations, we fear getting old, being sick, not earning enough, growing up alone when everyone you know is happily married, being left out for not getting anywhere when all of your friends have achieved something in their life. We take pity in ourselves, we get sad and we fear that everything we ever hoped for, won't really happen.

However, God wants us to be contended and to work on His own phase for us.  God doesn't want us to be complacent or to just stay inside our bubble, but He wants us to work with His time.  Like how the river flows, it has its own rhythm, like our beating hearts, the rise and fall of the sea, the setting of sun, that sudden gust of wind in a hot summer day.

Everything has its own phase, remember that we are not born to compete with each other, we only compete with ourselves.  The only one who can beat us up is ourselves alone and God.

When we fix our eyes on Jesus, we take away every inch, every ounce of fear that we have in our lives.  All we have to do is to focus on the Lord, trust in His will, obey Him and that fretful spirit will quiet down, eventually will peace will come to your heart.


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