Published by Rosileni Mansano on

Surely you have already come across the verse in Matthew’s gospel, where Jesus warns us not to be anxious about anything.

Matthew 6:25-33-34 “Therefore I say to you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not the life more than food, and the body more than raiment?

We are guided by the Lord, not to worry about the day to day things, such as food, drink, clothes… But to trust in our heavenly Father, who will provide. If we are really grounded in the Word of God, why can’t we put this simple guidance into practice? Wouldn’t it be much simpler to trust God and allow Him to guide us as to the decisions, steps and direction we should take in our lives? It certainly would.

Unfortunately, we Christians do not always live what we say, don’t we? How many people do you know who have a great speech regarding the Kingdom of God, but in practice do not live any of it? There are countless! And do you know why? Most of the time, it is because we lack faith. Yes, faith.

We have no faith that God will really take care of us. We don’t have faith that the Lord will show us the way and make our paths straight. No. We desire to control everything. Every step. We want answers. We want results. We want to “see to believe”, like Thomas.

We want to “be God”. To be in control. Many times, we think that we can give the Lord orders. Or tell Him what to do. Arrogant, proud… We refuse to trust and live the Word of the Lord in our lives. To practice what the Bible teaches us. It is so much easier to complain. It is so much easier to blame God. It is so much easier to blame the other, than it is to blame ourselves. It is so much easier to blame the other, than to take responsibility for our lack of faith and our pretended Christian life…

We lack, humility. Faith with firm confidence. Conviction. We lack intimacy with the Father. Sitting in the presence of God. To listen… Yes, to listen. We are mistaken when we think that praying is only talking, begging, imploring, asking… Praying is also listening. To listen to what the Lord has to say to us. To do what he tells us to do.

To walk with the Lord, to be a disciple of Jesus, means to let Him give the direction. Disciple, follow. He does not give the direction, nor the path. Follow. Listens. Obey. To follow Christ, means that He is ahead. There is no way to follow someone we leave behind. And if we follow Him, then we trust that He knows where He is leading us. We trust that He knows the way and has the solution. We trust that He has the answers we seek. We trust and practice what he tells us. We faithfully follow our master because we know that in him is eternal life and everything we need dwells in him.

Rosileni Mansano


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