Do you have times in your life where you are so busy you lose track of what’s important? I think especially in the days we live in that can happen more often than we like it to. Nowadays so many of us wear multiple hats. We juggle so many things that can overwhelm us. Believe me I speak from experience. It’s rare I get overwhelmed very often. I do not get stressed by my schedule. I am very busy a lot of the time. However, I have lost track of what is important at times. I try very hard to balance everything going on in my life such as family, work and ministry. At times in my life I have lost sight of my schedule and was not balancing things very well. My amazing wife put me in check and helped me see that I was going off track. I have since then made it a priority to balance my schedule correctly as to not take away from time with her and my family, but still be able to work and do ministry. There are still times when I am super busy but it is counteracted by times when I have down time because of the schedule I watch pretty closely.
I am saying all of this because one of the easiest things that we lose track of is our relationship with Jesus because it is not right in front of us screaming for our time or attention. In those busy times what is not right in front of us can take a back seat. We need to pay attention and be intentional in our relationship with Jesus. We need to make HIM a priority. We need to focus on Jesus because our relationship with him is how we get through all of those crazy times in life. He is where we get our strength to help us through what life throws at us. Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. In the verse you just read it tells us to seek Him first and the things we need will be provided for us. I feel it is telling us that the strength, power, mercy and grace that we need will be there when we need it if we focus on our relationship with Jesus as well as knowing who we are, where our joy comes from, and that we are loved. All of that will get us through those times of being overwhelmed or times when we get off track.
When you get side tracked, lose site of that schedule or just get really overwhelmed with life, take a step back, take a minute and turn your eyes towards heaven and talk to Jesus. Let Him give you Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. This is how you can get back on track and set your heart on what is important. Plain and simple.
Be Blessed, Dave