Tejas Talk – Transitions

Mar 27, 2014

Spring is here. A couple of weeks ago we underwent the first change of the season with daylight saving time. Soon the temperature will change and, before you know it, we will be blasting the A/Cs and praying for winter to come quickly. Funny how the seasons change without us needing to do anything.

Change is going to happen regardless how much we do not want it to happen. If you think about it, change is literally happening right now. Your body is changing. Sorry to break it to you, but you are getting older. As time passes, time is changing your body and no matter how many lotions, workout routines and chia seeds you injected into your body, it will still change. Then there are the changes which impact your life dramatically: a new job, a new relationship, a loved one passing, buying a house. Change happens. In order for us to continue to live our lives, we must have change. It’s inevitable.

Why do we freak out with change happens?

I know the answer: because we don’t have control.

Boom. We don’t have control, and when we don’t have control, we go onto the next stage. We begin to worry. All the “What if’s?” come into mind and we then think of the worst possible case that could happen. Our minds start to go crazy with questions and anxieties.

Little do we realize that when we start to worry, we begin to think ourselves about how we feel about that situation. It always boils down to the battle of “it’s all about how I feel” or how “I don’t know what to do”.

Isn’t it great that we have Scripture that provides hope? Matthew 6:25-34 calls for us to not worry. We are given the example of how the Lord takes care of the birds in the air and how He always provides for us. But the part that gets me every time is verses 33-34. We are told what we need to do:

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” –Matthew 6:33-34 (NIV)

We are not called to sit on our bums freaking out about things that are beyond our control. We are called to focus our eyes on the One who has all the control. Despite all the craziness and chaos, we must always seek first His kingdom. Why? Because “tomorrow will worry about itself.”