It’s a struggle for all of us. “Will I get the job?” , “Will I find someone?”, “Will they accept me?”, “Where will I be in 5 years?”. These are just a few of a million questions we stress ourselves out with going through this thing called life. Why do we bombard our minds with things that we can’t control or things we can control? It’s called Pride. Pride comes in all forms and fashions, but all of these doubts repeat in our heads, due to this underline pride each and every one of us possess. Well, how do we get rid of this pride and let go…….Torah.
Torah helps you let go:
It is a pretty simple concept. You do what Torah instructs, everything else will work itself out. I really struggle with this concept myself. For instance, I have been following Torah for over 3 years now, and I can honestly say, life has really been going smoothly. But in the back of my mind, I wonder “What will be the next bad thing happens?” Why is life going so smoothly, and I am waiting for something bad to happen…Pride. See pride wants you to think, “What can I do to prevent the next disaster or protect my future?”. This kinda sets up the idea that you can control what happens in a future you cannot see, which is really giving yourself a “godly-like status”, and that is not what should be happening here. God presents us with a book of instructions, and basically says “You obey this, and I will do the rest” and what better deal is that!
It is a bigger struggle for some than others
We can not worry about jobs, money, people (extended family included), social media, image , expectations , past experiences, etc. and effectively focus on Torah. It is a struggle coming out of this mindset you were taught, and coming back to your spiritual roots. True spiritual growth has nothing to do with worldly things, possessions, or ideas, so why put so much focus on them. Most of the times, we really do not know what we want or what is best for us. God sees what is and what is not. By you letting you of your own expectations, and live up to his expectations, He will set the plan that will work in your ultimate favor. Nobody is perfect overnight, and some people can let go easier than others. But by following Torah, God will cater to your individual struggles, and work with you. We just have to be WILLING to let go.
We really have no control or power.
As I stated, why are we worrying about things I can’t control. Many people worry about jobs and money in western culture. Let’s be honest, who loves their job after 5 years? In a society that is all about the next thing and progression, jobs only make us happy for so long. Basically, jobs and money will make us so happy for a limited amount of time. So it’s a sure way to lead to depression (which is ramp-id might I mention). Now if we focus more on Torah, and not the jobs/money, we will find ourselves as better employees, which will probably allow God to open up job opportunities that you could not ever imagine. You mean “I can stress less, and receive much more?: Yes, you can.
So let’s learn how to hold on to Torah, and let go of the world. It will only make our lives better! Let us know what you feel and comment below.