The New Killer

In the 14th century a complex web of trade routes allowed goods to be bought and sold across Europe, Africa and Asia. The rise of European nations with more money, bigger ships and better navigation, allowed them to expand their commerce. This technology later resulted in devastation as 12 trading vessels brought back diseased rodents that spread the plague and around 75 million lost their lives.

People in the 21st century are in the midst of a technological and communications revolution reminiscent of what Alfred Toffer referred to in Future Shock. Dubbed the new ‘Black Death,’ stress is greater than stroke, heart attack and cancer, and it is having a devastating global effect.

Advancements in technology allow business to be done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our ‘smart devices’ are keeping us constantly connected so no opportunity is missed, but I want you to consider two questions: what does success look like for you; and is your drive for success effecting your health and peace of mind?

In Jesus’ sermon on the mount, he says, “Therefore I tell you not to worry about your life, what you will eat and drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes….Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life….But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you.” The Kingdom Administration principle to beat this killer is to first – recognise God, and second – do not stress, because His solution is far greater than your problem.

Tony Elshof
Tony Elshof
I’m a Wollongong boy, and absolutely love the coastal life. I’m married to Michelle, and we have two beautiful children, Joshua and Ariel. I believe the meaning of life can be summed up in 10 words, “Find God, discover His purpose for your life, follow it!”
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