For the past few weeks my husband and I have had many conversations about our future, our goals, and what the Lord is leading us to do. We both feel like we're in a time of life where there is constant change and a lot of demands.
When you face change and demands it's easy to become overwhelmed and scared, but God has covered us with His peace in this "new" season of our life.
One day last week we were lead to the verse in 1 Thessalonians 4:11:
...aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs and to work with your hands....
It brought instant peace. We're not called to change the world or the government, but we are called to live our lives quietly. (Not that we can't take a stand or be involved, but it's not our responsibility to change big government.) We're not called to change other people, but mind our own business (raising our family, ministering to our local church body, grow in our walk with God) We're not called to be lazy in this world, but to work.
This verse is so simple! It takes all the "drama" out of life.
We printed this verse and hung it up in our kitchen as a constant reminder of what God has called us to do in the short time we have here on this earth. Praise God this is not our final home!