I don't know about you, but I find life is so good at tugging on us trying to side track us lately.
I pride myself in being someone who is focused. (Hey, Focus was my word of the year last year... holla!) ... well, not all the time. But I feel like when I'm into something - I'm INTO something. At least until the next thing comes along & I'm into that.
Well. Maybe focused isn't so much the word I'm looking for that screams "ME!".
But man... today's world is so fast paced, so many things pulling at me, its so easy to loose my attention.
Busy schedules, running here & there, trying to exercise to take care of this aging body, trying to run a side business/hobby, trying to find time for family or even a quick phone call, trying to get my house in some sort of shape that doesn't have me on a program on TLC, trying to keep up on everything going on around me, trying to find time to even take care of myself - which by the way, don't even look at the cuticles on my nails, & of course, I gotta get in a few rows of knitting - & definitely gotta keep up on the latest pictures on Instagram... I mean, how will I live if I don't see if Derek from Dancing with the Stars hasn't posted if he's back in New York or back in California.
It seems like everything is important.... when in reality, a lot of it is just distraction.
I can't even imagine what it's like for mom's who have children who have schedules that are busier then some adults I know.
We are all busy busy busy busy and then an extra dose of busy on the side.
I know I have a lot on my plate.
But I also know its Holy Week.
There's something about Easter week that just makes me want to stop for a minute. Take note of what the day is in this full week that has Jesus headed to a cross. Reflect on the things that happened to Jesus every day... leading up to RESURRECTION DAY!
I challenge you this week, as I challenge myself.... Don't get Sidetracked (Proverbs 4:27 NLT)
Let's focus this week on what Jesus went through ... what He did for us... the sacrifice He made on our behalf.
All the distractions will be there after Easter... waiting on us to come back to.
You know they will.
But maybe this week will stir up a little bit to make us want to stay on this path. Devote more time to Him. Put aside the things that don't really matter. The things that may pull us away from knowing & learning more about Jesus. The things that may push us away from being the Christian person & having the wonderful full life that God intended for us....
it all starts with intention of not being sidetracked....
Keep vigilant watch over your heart;
THATS where life starts.
.... Keep your eyes straight ahead;
ignore all sideshow distractions.
~Proverbs 4:27 (MSG)