Life As He Says It’s Supposed To Be

Having concluded that life as they say it’s supposed to be is high-maintenance, let me take a brief look at what’s wrong with it, reflecting on life as He says it’s supposed to be.

The first big difference is that He says you’re supposed to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. [1] You’re supposed to love Him with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind. [2] This changes everything, because it changes your priorities and your perspectives.

Just like them, He, too, says that you must work hard: you’re supposed to do whatever you do with all your heart—but as working for Him, your Lord. Not for your human boss or a company. [3] Not for money, either. You’re not supposed to serve money, because He’s supposed to be your only boss, or love money, which He finds detestable. [4] Instead of storing up life-long, earthly treasures, which perish, you’re supposed to store up eternity-long, heavenly treasures, which don’t. [5]

The second big difference is that He says you’re supposed to love your neighbors as yourself. [6] “Neighbors” include your family and friends, of course, but remember even family and friends are capable of betrayal. [7] “Neighbors” are everyone. You’re supposed to be generous to those in need, and invite them to your banquets. [89] You’re supposed to love even your enemies. [10]

Regarding romantic relationships, He says: if you’re single, you’re supposed to stay single, unless you need to marry; if you’re married, you’re supposed to stay married. [11] Simple as that.

And as for all the rest, He says not to worry. You’re not supposed to worry about your life, body, food, or clothing. [12] Instead of worrying about something that’s missing, you’re supposed to ask Him that it will be given to you, and seek to find it, and knock so that doors are opened to you. [13]

It all makes so much more sense and is clearly much simpler and less high-maintenance than a life that is self-involved, career-centered, money-oriented. Isn’t it puzzling that we insist in living a life as they say it’s supposed to be rather than a life as He says it’s supposed to be?

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