The Crushing Obligation to Keep Doing More and More – Sunday Share from Kevin DeYoung

Some days we are able to follow Jesus’ advice in Matthew 6:34 – “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”  Other days we feel overwhelmed by our responsibilities, and on some days, we feel like we’re carrying all the problems of the world.  Whether it’s something in a sermon, on the news, a book we’ve read, the multitude of notifications on our phones and other devices, or something in our own conscience, we feel that the world needs more than we have to give.

In the linked article, author Kevin DeYoung writes that “most Christians hear these urgent calls to do more (or feel them internally already) and learn to live with a low-level guilt that comes from not doing enough. We know we can always pray more and give more and evangelize more, so we get used to living in a state of mild disappointment with ourselves.”  He shares some thoughts on how to relieve this anxiety and focus on what we need to focus on.  After all, even Jesus “did not try to do it all. And yet, he did everything God asked him to do.”

(Estimated reading time 7 minutes)

I discovered this through fellow blogger Barbara Harper, who posts a weekly list of good reads on Saturday.

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