Last week, there were a couple of days that I got so busy that I ended up doing my “Hi God time” just before bed, at night…at MIDNIGHT!
David had the TV blaring on one side of the room. Ashtyn was laying on my other side. And there I was, right in the middle of everything, trying to have some PERSONAL study time with Jesus!
I have to admit, it was the end of the day and I didn’t give God my best. I gave Him what was LEFT OVER.
Can anyone else relate to that?
If you’re missing some peace, it may be because you forgot to worship BEFORE you work.
Martha did the same thing. (Luke 10)
She’s getting ready for the meeting. Martha’s putting out the bagels and making her agenda. She’s got her “to do” list, her productivity software caught up and she’s finished her journaling.
That’s what the world is pushing us to do. It’s all about planning, setting goals and productivity.
All those things are good. But, we can’t be TRULY productive without the “Creator of the Universe” on our side.
If we’re preparing, WITHOUT involving God, then we may be preparing for the wrong things!
So, Martha is preparing. She’s getting the food. She’s doing the business. She’s really “ticked” at Mary…and she’s going to tell Jesus.
She’s sobbing, “Mary’s not helping me and I’m doing ALL the work! I can’t do this all by myself!”
Jesus, basically, tells Martha, “I never asked you to do it by yourself, sweetie. You just got out ahead of me.”
So, let’s get God involved at the front end. Before we have the opportunity to get distracted, let’s get His input.
Maybe it’s the RIGHT goal, but it’s the wrong time. Maybe we’re planning for something He doesn’t have planned.
What is HIS plan?
Let’s be aware of Him, focus intentionally, relax and bring our mind back. He’s trying to tell us…but are we listening?
If we really want to get ahead, God already has a GREAT PLAN for us! Resist all the clamor. We have a choice!
Have you ever gone out ahead of God’s plan? How did that work out? Share your thoughts, below.