There is a certain flaw that is so prevalent in our society that I don't quite know what to call it. For lack of a better term, I am going to call it the spirit of rushing. This spirit is constantly pushing us to: DO MORE! DO MORE! It leaves us frazzled and overwhelmed. It keeps our minds on little things and off the important thing - Our God. It gives us stomache aches and headaches. We feel stressed.
When we feel this inner pressure, we have no peace. This in itself is a sign from the Lord to back off. The Lord can do his best work in us when we are quiet; quiet on the inside as well as the outside. Yes, most of us have to work and we have many responsibilities. I am not talking about our daily duties. Years ago people also had these duties and yet this spirit of rushing was almost non-existant. The cure for this is to let go and let God. Simplify. Many things in are lives are unnecessary and only add to our inner burden. The Lord does't wish this for us. If we put God first, other things will fall into place. I am going to end this with a familiar Bible quote that says it all:
Dependence on God
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat [or drink], or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more important than they? Can any of you add a single moment to your life-span?" Mt 6:25-27
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil." Mt : 33-34