Performance-based Treadmill

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. — Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV)

treadmillAre you experiencing an overwhelming sense of fatigue? Perhaps you would love to have the energy and fervor that you once experienced. As you reflect back, you may reckon that you haven’t felt that way since your youth. It’s a fond memory that you wonder if you’ll ever have the opportunity to relive.

Like many of us, you may be on the performance-based treadmill of life. Somewhere along the way, you slowly sold your freedom in exchange for “stuff”. Whether it is a social status or a specific standard of living in which you choose to maintain, you now have the burden of working excessively to be able to pay off the stuff.

Nevertheless, the lover of our souls has so much more in store for us. Every day He serenades us through the breathtaking beauty in His creation and the sweet sound of the birds singing a harmonious melody. The invitation to silence the noise in your head and step off of the performance-based treadmill is there for the taking.


Lord, I surrender to You everything in my life that has me on a performance-based treadmill. Thanks for wanting to bless me with a simplistic lifestyle so that I can be freed up to experience You in all Your fullness.

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