maturity without worry



Luke 12:22-26

Luk 12:22 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “For this reason, I tell you, do not worry about your soul, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear.
Luk 12:23 Because there is more to a soul than food, and more to the body than clothing.
Luk 12:24 Think about the ravens: They do not plant or harvest, they have no storeroom or barn, yet God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than the birds!
Luk 12:25 And which of you by worrying can add an hour to his life span?
Luk 12:26 So if you cannot do such a very little thing as this, why do you worry about the rest?

maturity without worry

There is a certain period in one’s life when one takes on more responsibility as he or she matures. That is not what Jesus is talking about. He is warning against an unnatural, unhealthy fear that stunts spiritual growth. If you are so caught up in trying to control every factor and do everything that looks like it is going undone, you are on your way to burnout and loss. Maturity means knowing when to rest as well as work. It means learning to trust the Lord to fill the gaps.

LORD, mature us in the right way.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
This entry was posted in maturity, rest, worry and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s