God, work, and frustration

put_on_the_new_selfFor Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.” 2 Cor. 5:14,15 (NIV)

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No doubt about it…medicine is rapidly changing…and change always causes frustration. For some time, physicians have experienced decreasing reimbursement, the imposition of complex electronic health records, and high patient expectations with the underlying threat of legal action when things don’t turn out as they should.

Yet this is where the faith of the Christian physician can shine.

Frustration comes as we lose control in our profession. But as Paul reminds us in today’s verse…we have already given up control. When we came to faith in Christ, we gave our lives to Him.

We no longer live for ourselves…but for Him.

God calls us to release control to Him because it gives us freedom. It is completely counterintuitive…it doesn’t make logical sense. But as we release control of our lives, even our professional lives, we no longer experience the same worry, and the same frustrations.

Control brings pressure…release of control brings freedom.

Trust in God’s ultimate control and experience freedom today.

Prayer: Lord, remind me throughout today that You are the One who is truly in control and help me rest in that.

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