Exodus 17:1 says, The whole Israelite community set out from the Desert of Sin, traveling from place to place as the LORD commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.
What do you complain about? Is it the traffic? Is it Work? Is it the weather? Is it the children? Are you complaining because you don’t know what else to do?
What brings on stress in our lives? Many factors can lead to stress. We can stress from the world, stressing to balance work and rest. While at the same time stressing to keep it all under control.
When we look at the story of Moses in the wilderness with the Israelites, talk about stress he had to of been under. They complained all the time there’s no food or water and yet they said Moses brought them out in the desert to die.
But how did Moses deal with the stress that he was under? Very simple, Moses had to focus on the task at hand and not what the people was saying to him. It is obvious that the Israelites wanted to live in the fast lane. For they had that same mentality that we still carry today. It’s that microwave faith, we want what we want, and it must be immediately. Even when they saw the Lord delivered them in the Red Sea and sent manna down from heaven, they still weren’t appreciative. Sounds allot like you and I don’t it?
Anytime you and I make a choice to live our life in the fast lane it will be accompanied by stress. As children of God we can’t allow ourselves to get so caught up in wanting what the world has. Haven’t you seen the world is lost. The world is fighting and destroying with no regards to God’s word. When we take our focus off Christ what we have done is changed our journey for the fast track of life which will only bring stress to our lives.
God’s plan for you and I is to live this life with Him, not to live it in stress. So, the next time you say you are stress ask yourself “why am I stressed? For it could very well be that you have taken your eyes off Christ Jesus.
When God says it is not for us and we take matters into your own hand, no wonder we are stress. Do you see it?