Caringfulnessless. Of course, there is no such word!
However, one January morning, when I woke up, that word was envisioned in my spirit. I had absolutely no idea what it meant; yet, I couldn’t erase it from my mind. So I did what I do best. I begin to analyze and research.
I broke the word that had been placed into my spirit in parts; hoping to gain understanding of what was happening. I knew God was trying to tell me something. So, I analyzed and researched every element of the word “Care”.
The word “Care” simply mean to have a concern or interest about something or someone. The feeling can be affectionate; …I care deeply for my husband, wife or friend. It can also be used to explain our actions; …I care for my ailing mother, sister or aunt.
The immediate scripture that came to mind was Philippians 4:6; “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” KJV
I continued on to the next word, “Careful”. God does not want His people to make mistakes. However, should we allow hesitation to prevent us from moving when God say move? When we are careful we exhibit cautious, watchful or protective behavior. What are we protecting? God is always there for us. We serve a God that cannot fail or lie.
The next word was “Carelessness”. Can a sold out Christian display carelessness? Yes, we can! Carelessness is identified as having a lack of awareness that may cause unintentional and undesirable results. Perhaps, that is why there are so many people in the church that are hurting. They haven’t let go of their past mistakes; even though God has forgiven them. In Matthew 11:28 KJV the Word says “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” We no longer have to worry. We have Jesus!
Philippians 4: 4-11 KJV
4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
You see, the night before, I went to bed feeling frustrated. I felt overworked, used and forgotten. Even when I woke up in the middle of the night, I continued to feel sorry for myself; and before drifting off to sleep again, I thought “Lord, I am your child. I am tired. Why, Lord?” Yes, I was having a good old fashioned pity party, with streamers and all.
How many of you know that God knows our every thought? Psalm 139:2 “You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.” God heard and knew it all. He let me return to sleep. However, He was waiting for me in the morning. He rebuked me with my own little mystery word; and had me search myself. The greater rebuke was in verse 8 of Philippians. Basically, He told me to get over myself. The Lord spoke to me that morning and reprimanded me for my selfishness.
God’s people should care! We need to be concerned about our brothers, sisters, neighbors and enemies too. We should be careful for nothing; when we are providing God’s service. God is not selfish with His love for us. Therefore, we have to cast our personal cares aside and just obey His Word and do His work. Caringfulnessless – – -God is Sovereign!
Psalm 34:1 “I will bless the Lord at all times.” Even when my flesh flares and make me think it is about me.
Brenda J. Moore lives in Connecticut; and she is the Youth Pastor at Ebenezer Holy Temple, Inc., in Hartford. She is also the founder of Faith, Joy & Peace Ministries. “I believe my purpose is to heal through teaching.” Brenda has a heart for the community and is currently developing social programs for families with special attention towards women and children.