How Do I Know If I’m Doing Enough for God? Video by Pastor John Piper
Before you get overwhelmed by all of the Bible’s commands, remember your right standing with God and focus first on the anchors of faithful obedience.
“I’m anxious that I don’t do enough for God.” This statement arrives every week in our inbox. We hear it all the time. In this case, it comes from a young man, a listener to the podcast. “Thank you, Pastor John, for* APJ. *I am a follower of Jesus, and I just had a question about anxiety, and becoming more like Jesus with that anxiety. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed because of what seems like a mounting list of things I must do to become like Jesus. I feel stressed out because I want to please God, but it feels like there are so many things to do: kill sin, grow in fruits of the Spirit, be the best worker I can be, live and pour myself out to my community (church), pursue people to disciple (mission), live a healthy lifestyle, Sabbath properly, and also endure suffering.
“I know Jesus said in this world we will have trouble and he has overcome the world (John 16:33), but it just seems like there are so many things I need to do. Do I focus on certain things over others? Or try to focus a little bit on everything? At the end of the day, all I want to hear is: ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’ (Matthew 25:23).”