I’m around people enough that I hear a lot of things but there are a few things I’ve NEVER heard. Here are a few of them…
- “Sorry, Coach, I’d love to go to practice today but I really just need to be at tonight’s Bible study.”
- “Man, I know this competition’s important but so is my service opportunity this weekend.”
- “I don’t have time to watch _________ because I always read the Bible before I go to bed.”
- “It’s hard to get my two kids up in time but my wife and I will be there early to set stuff up.”
- “I quit going to __________ because I didn’t have enough time to divide between it, my family and God.”
Satan has done a terrific job of taking great stuff – sports/jobs/tv/books/internet/music/relationships – and convincing us that it’s the most important thing in our world. We’ve traded some good things for the Greatest thing and created some really shiny idols.
Which leads me to this question… “If we always choose the things we think we have to do over the things God’s called us to do, have we really surrendered
I want to share a little secret with you… If you call/text/email me to let me know you’re going to miss a church service/leadership huddle/service opportunity/discipleship group/etc. I will NEVER guilt trip you or make you feel like you’ve failed me in any way. But if your reason is that you’re going to an extra practice or attending a club meeting or are just really, really tired, I WILL assume that Satan just won a battle in the bigger war for your schedule and priorities – and heart.
Take a second today and look over your calendar… You don’t have to be at every church event. You don’t have to be running to organized Bible studies every day. You don’t have to be on every committee. You don’t have to be at every service opportunity. But you DO need to have God-centered balance in your schedule.
Don’t let something as silly as basketball, facebook or a job be the hook Satan uses to snare your heart.