Some of the most disheartening things in life originate in daily distractions.
Busy schedules, deadlines, and appointments are a part of daily life.
Unfortunately, these obligations can easily rob us of the tranquility God longs to
give us. How often have we arisen in the morning only to down a few cups of
coffee, shower, shave and move on with our day without first taking into
account the One who gave us the day to begin with? It’s a common theme.
What’s sad is that today’s society APPLAUDS busyness. If a person is moving
at break-neck speed society believes they’ve learned a secret to success we
would all do well to learn. I’m not downgrading hard, industrious work. On the
contrary! We can combine our hard efforts with time alone with God so as to
receive incredible blessings! We have no problem carving time out of our
schedules to prioritize our obligations for the day. Certain things carry more
weight than do others. Unfortunately, our connection with our Creator slides
down the scale of importance far too often. We become entangled in the world’s
affairs and forget that there will come a day when NOTHING in this world will
mean a thing! How foolish will it be to stand before your Creator as you try to
give excuses for the efforts you’ve expended on things that are temporary as
opposed to the things which are eternal! (Mark 8: 36) Because this is something
we can easily fall prey to, maybe we need to schedule our mornings to include
time alone with God. Arising fifteen to twenty minutes earlier is all it takes.
When my day starts and ends with communication to God it goes much easier,
carries more relevance and creates far greater joy than trying to do everything
on my own! I pray you find this to be true in your own life as well.
Have a blessed day and remember the One who gave it to you!
Kevin Lough is the minister at the Whitehall Church of Christ in Fairmont WV.