Free from concern???

32 I want you to be free from concerns. A man who isn’t married is concerned about the Lord’s concerns—how he can please the Lord.33 But a married man is concerned about the world’s concerns—how he can please his wife. 34 His attention is divided. A woman who isn’t married or who is a virgin is concerned about the Lord’s concerns so that she can be dedicated to God in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the world’s concerns—how she can please her husband. 35 I’m saying this for your own advantage. It’s not to restrict you but rather to promote effective and consistent service to the Lord without distraction. 36 If someone thinks he is acting inappropriately toward an unmarried woman whom he knows, and if he has strong feelings and it seems like the right thing to do, he should do what he wants—he’s not sinning—they should get married. 37 But if a man stands firm in his decision, and doesn’t feel the pressure, but has his own will under control, he does right if he decides in his own heart not to marry the woman. 38 Therefore, the one who marries the unmarried woman does right, and the one who doesn’t get married will do even better. 39 A woman is obligated to stay in her marriage as long as her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry whomever she wants, only it should be a believer in the Lord. 40 But in my opinion, she will be happier if she stays the way she is. And I think that I have God’s Spirit too. (1 Corinthians 7:32-40, CEB)

There is a reason Roman Catholic priests are not supposed to be married. They are married to their congregation, or to God. So their focus is the people and the mission of God.

I can safely say that being a husband, father, and pastor makes for a lack of focus sometimes. But not being married could also cause issues as we have seen from scandals in the church.

So how do we stay free from concerns?

We don’t in this life. But we strive to follow God where God is leading us and to be what God has created us to be. Will we succeed, yes, but we will fall short sometimes.

Just follow God and know that God is always there to help you up when you fall.

Published by asacredrebel

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