Sometimes we can be so focused on what we want that we miss the most important things.
Martha struggled with this as she focused on meal preparation instead of being present with her guests.
Peter wrestled with this when Christ said He must suffer but Peter did not want it to be reality.
I battle with this as I insist on calling the shots and setting the agenda for the day.
- Are you working so hard to get somewhere that you miss the beautiful scenery along the path?
- Do you insist on things going your way to the detriment of others’ well-being?
- Are you afraid of what He might require so you stay busy so you won’t have to listen?
I like to be in charge. I grapple with control. I enjoy setting plans in motion.
Yet, as I assert myself constantly, peace evades me. As I sprint ahead at break-neck speed, joy is abandoned.
What have I missed as I bulldoze? Whom have I ignored as I let my line-items lead?
I don’t want to be so focused on my interests that I miss His sacred assignments.
I long to follow Him, even though my flesh fights this desire.
We find true peace and lasting joy when we keep in step with the Holy Spirit. When we slow to listen, we learn to trust His voice.
I’m honored to be talking about God’s interests being greater than our own, with the Remade Community. Join me over there…
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