Busy, Hurried and Distracted?

What is your priority today?

When the word “priority” was introduced and used in the English language it was not plural, it was only singular. 

It meant, what is the one most important thing?

Modern life has pluralized it into “priorities.”

Now we have five top priorities rather than one.

As a Jesus follower, I want to follow what Jesus defined the priority of life is: a living rich relationship with God.

“Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.”

Matthew 6:30-33 MSG

Jesus said this is what we are made for and what He died for.

So you and I can make God our priority and everything else flows out of that.

Modern life keeps us waist-deep in the busyness which leads to hurriedness which leads to a distracted, harried pace of life and chokes out time with God.

Make your relationship with God your first and only priority. 

May your day be so filled with the presence of God that you see all your life from His perspective and follow His lead in everything you do.

 

Source of Your Life

“Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of his love will become the very source and root of your life.”

-Ephesians 3:17, The Passion Translation

What does it mean to use your faith?

Believing that you are loved means you act like it.

It means that you treat yourself and others according to it.

It means you allow God’s love to heal your wounds, release you from resentments and allow you to see yourself as God’s sees you.

God sees you as valuable, worthy, gifted, restored, and empowered to live that way.

Resting in the love of Christ means you no longer waste your energy trying to earn what is already yours.

It means the judgement has been passed and you no longer have to beg the judge for freedom.

You are free to live from a source of eternal love.

God’s eternal love through Jesus Christ to you, for you, in you.

It is yours to work out what this looks like in your life.

One step of faith at a time.

One day at a time.

May the resting place of God’s love for you become the very source and root of who you are and what you do today.

Called to Step Out

“By an act of faith, Abraham said yes to God’s call to travel to an unknown place that would become his home. When he left he had no idea where he was going.” 

Hebrews 11:8 MSG

God is calling you to step out of your comfort zone today.

To get where God has called you, you have to leave the place you are.

Maybe God is calling you to leave the shelter of some strategic comfort zones:

  1. life as you know it
  2. habits that hold you hostage
  3. mindsets that mold your world

The good news is that for every comfort zone you step out of, Jesus has a promise for you to step into and His love to guide you. 

God has a rich inheritance waiting to be claimed by you.

It is the inheritance of an unhindered relationship with Him every day.

It is more than a new plot of land, in Jesus, it is a new way of life.

Abraham left his country behind to go after his God-given destiny.

May your courage grow as you bravely choose to step out of your strategic comfort zones one “step of faith” at a time.

What “way of life” needs to go by the wayside today?

What habit is holding you hostage?

What mindset is holding you back from going after what God has called you to?

Small Worries

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“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”

Luke 12:25, 26 NIV

Small worries can become big distractions.

They distract you from living loved and loving fearlessly.

What are you worried about today, my friend?

Is it something that is in your hands to change or something out of your control?

If it is something within your power to change, I am asking Jesus to give you the courage to do it. To step out in faith, following His leading and do what you can do.

If it is something out of your control, something you have no power to change, I am asking Jesus to meet you in the place of your fear and give you the power to release it to Him. You may not have the power to change it but He does.

Jesus is bigger than your fear and able to provide what you need.

May a small worry be transformed into a powerful moment to release and trust in the One who holds the universe (and you) in the palm of His hand today.