Carefree and Careless – Part 2

1Being “carefree” and “careless” is not a grievous word especially when you are in Christ. Being carefree and careless is the strength found in Christ. Why do I say this? Being carefree and careless is an indication of your trust in the Lord God Almighty. It shows you are willing to be a flatfooted, barefooted priest unto God.

Therefore I tell you, stop being worried or anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted) about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, as to what you will wear.” Read Matthew 6:25-26 (AMP). The word “THEREFORE” in the text refers to what follows next; “stop being worried or anxious.”

Someone said, “it is irresponsible to be carefree and careless.” No, let me tell you what is irresponsible, it is not trusting the one who gave the command to “cast all your cares on Him…” Irresponsibility is not taking God at His Word, irresponsibility is thinking you’ve got this all made and sorted. Hey, this is the Almighty God, who can’t lie and will never ever rescind His promise; telling you what to do and you refuse; this is irresponsibility.

I am speaking in the colloquial to make the point clear because these are some of the challenges we face as Christians; relinquishing total control to God without interfering in the process, therefore, “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Read Galatians 5:16 (NIV). Can you see this? We are too intellectually driven such that if it does not appeal to the senses, then it surely must not make sense; they say. Well, who are they? What they say does not matter, it is what God says in His Word that matters the most.

My Father, thank you. I am extremely grateful that your shoulders are big enough to carry all my cares. Glory to God.

We write. You read. Be encouraged.

 

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