His will / my will
His direction / my waywardness
His timing / my anxiety
His purpose/ me, me, me
“It’s not about me.” The famous line from Purpose Driven Life by: Rick Warren.
Such a common phrase, but how many of us can say that we practice it to the fullest? How much sacrifice goes into serving God? Didn’t I give Him 30 minutes this morning while I drank my coffee? Oh yeah, and I sang praise music in my car. But then, well, the world became busy with so many distractions. The only thoughts I gave to God were when I screamed, “Hurry up and help me through this day!” Sure, after work or school I will get in my car and the music will sooth me, but is that same praise music now for me or to lift up God? I mean I have had a hectic day, don’t I deserve to relax? After all, once I get home I will be in a better mood to talk to God. Yikes, the dogs need a bath, supper needs cooked, the house is a mess. I’ll get to you soon God. The night falls, I collapse into bed with a mumbled good night to the One who gave me this day.
If you can relate to this, I encourage you, as well as myself, to focus on God and allow Him to be the center of all areas of our lives. Then perhaps our days wouldn’t be so consumed by the world.
Recognizing the difference between works and busyness is an ongoing challenge for me. Busyness is when I do what I think God wants me to do with my life and hope it honors Him. Works are performed by an acquired obedience to the One I truly desire to serve and through submission I know it honors His Holy Name: Jesus.