We are all chasing something.
This something must be valuable to us…
After all, it is what we are after.
Often times, while we are chasing the thing that we think that we want…
We are passing up the very thing that is precious to us.
At the Office
Some of us are trying so hard for the promotion that we stop being us.
We start being someone that people didn’t buy into in the first place.
We lose the edge that got us to the place that we are, and we lose the promotion too.
Some of us get so mired down in the laundry, dishes, and the must do’s of life that we miss precious time with our children.
Suddenly, they turn into teenagers that no longer act like they want us in the same room.
Then they graduate and are moving out… off to another state.
Now, we wish they would walk through the door of the house.
All of this in the name of a clean house or a groomed lawn?
I’m guilty – I tweeted a picture the other day of my closet (check it out at the top of this post) – note the labels for what clothes go where. I’m aware that this kind of organization is almost freaky. 🙂
Trust me, I like a clean house as much as the next person, but…
Gimme a Break
All of life is clamoring so loud!
Bring the cookies to grandparents day.
Bring the snack to soccer.
Get the stuff done for work.
Help the kids with homework.
My spouse wants attention and is getting pushed to the back burner (and is now a little grouchy).
I can’t remember the last time I spent more than 5 minutes on my hair.
What is it that we are supposed to be searching for?
And how do we find it?
I Need 5 Minutes
I was sitting in my Bible reading chair which is upstairs in a corner of the house where it is quiet.
I was so overwhelmed with everything that I had to do that day.
I opened a book to read it and looked at the page for two minutes before my mind stopped racing enough for me to even focus on the first word.
I’m not even sure what the sentence that I actually looked at and read, or tried to read, said.
I closed the book, closed my eyes and literally cried out to God.
GOD, I need you so bad! I can’t do this without you! I am not enough. There is too much. I don’t know which way to go first. I don’t know what you want me to accomplish first. I don’t know how to get it all done. I am lost and I need you!
Then immediately, I stopped crying as a peace came over me.
He doesn’t want us to be lost at all.
If we just stop and focus on Him, everything will become so clear.
He has laid out the path for us to take. This path leads to accomplishing what He wants us to do with our life.
And if we are doing what He wants, we will be fulfilled, happy, and treasured.
God does have a treasure for us to hunt.
It is Him and His wisdom.
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver, and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. — Prov. 3:13-16 NIV
The best investment we can make…
The treasure that we need to hunt…
The time that we need to make is for Him.
Will you make time for Him today?