Monday, October 4, 2010

Keeping Busy?

People who are trying to be friendly sometimes ask, "Are you keeping busy?" The question seems harmless but in my mind it carries a subtle message. Beneath the surface is a test of personal value. If I can't rattle off a list of things I have to do, I feel as if I'm admitting that I'm not worth much.

But does God determine our value by how busy we are? Does He calculate our worth by how much we accomplish? Does He reward us for living on the edge of exhaustion and not taking care of ourselves? Do you feel the temptation to keep pace with the world so you won't be left behind?

Jesus says we don't have to live like that. Not only has He released us from slavery to sin but also from the bondage of having to prove our worth.

Accomplishing a lot for God may make us feel important, but what makes us important to God is what we allow Him to accomplish IN us... conforming us into the image of His Son.

***Our value is not measured by what we do for God but by what He has done for us.***

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