Daily Reflections

Don’t Seek Them

October 6, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. —Psalm 131:1

When David says he won’t worry about “things too great and too marvelous,” he means he’s not going to expend needless energy trying to figure out things that can’t be figured out—things that are beyond the bounds of human understanding.

There are some things that are just mysteries. Sometimes we spend a lot of needless emo- tional and mental energy, time, and frustration trying to plumb the depths of something we’ll never understand.

We may be driven by personal ambition, trying to concern ourselves with things that are too high for us. As the prophet Jeremiah said to his scribe, Baruch, “Do you seek great things for yourself? Seek them not” (Jer. 45:5).

Do you feel underappreciated at work, home, or church, like you’re not being allowed to use your gifts? Are you seeking great things for yourself? You’ll never have a quiet heart as long as you are. Instead, let God place you where He wants to use you and where you’ll serve in a way that’s pleasing to Him.

Make it Personal

Where are you feeling underappreciated right now? Ask God to quiet your heart and trust that He’s got you right where He wants you.