Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Rat In The Corner Of Life!

Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. (Matt. 10:29) 

Maybe you have a worry related to some 
simple, daily problem that eats away at your peace, like a rat in the corner of your life. It just gnaws and gnaws and gnaws. You can't seem to get out from under it. Maybe it was a foolish mistake you made and you're paying for it. . . . 

[One] problem with worry is that it makes you forget your worth. Worry makes you feel worthless, forgotten, and unimportant. That's why Jesus says that we are worth much more than the birds of the air who neither worry nor die of hunger because their heavenly Father feeds them (Matthew 6:26). They enjoy what's there. If God is able to sustain the lesser creatures, won't He sustain the greater? Maybe you're worried about things that seem important in your life. Yet your heavenly Father knows what is essential better than you do. And you are worth so much that He is taking things one at a time, dealing with more important things right now in your life. 

Perfect Trust 

I think we can all relate to this post in so many different ways. All of us at one point in our lives or another (maybe even now) of having someone or something that nagged at us and refused to leave us alone.When we think about a rat, what is the first thing that comes to mind? The outlook will be different from one person to another, but we can generally come to the same conclusion that a rat does not have our best interest in mind. 

Rats have historically been known to do everything from home infestations to spread diseases. Guess what friend, people are also known to do the same exact things. The crazy things that we do can also infest our homes and spread disease, just not in the way you think. So, what do we do about that "rat" in the corner of our life? We need to exterminate it! When dealing with rats, we need to set up traps of all kinds to capture them or to kill them. 

My dear friends, in short, we need to wipe out the figurative (or literal) "rats" in our lives. If the "rat" happens to be spiritual in nature, then we need to ask God to be the Exterminator or enable us spiritually to exterminate it. If the "rat" happens to be emotional, mental, and physical in nature, we must also depend on God while at the same time we take the time to do our due diligence and take personal responsibility for removing the "rats" in our lives. 

Thank you so much for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).