Well the last couple weeks have been exceptionally busy as we had a pastor's conference, GBBC graduation, GBBC board meeting, Thanksgiving.....(for us Americans), and lots of other things that have filled every moment. The last week has been the piecing of things back together after the craziness and refocusing on what needs to be done. It is an interesting challenge to pick and choose what “needs to be done”. Our lives, much like many of yours, are filled with constant demands, people in crisis, things breaking, limited resources, and very little going as planned. So how do we pick what is the Most important to do each day?....that is the question I (Brian) have been struggling with. The thinking was spurred by a quote I read a few weeks back that said... “If Satan can’t make you bad, he will make you busy”. As I have thought about this quote it is interesting how true it actually is. I could easily fill every waking moment of every day with stuff to do...but is the stuff I am doing what is most important? It is rewarding to just focus on the tasks before, knocking down one by one because I can sure accomplish a lot......but does it have eternal value or is it just keeping me occupied? Do the things that are consuming all of my time, effort, and resources bring Glory to God? These are the questions that have been plaguing my mind. The truth is most of the time we don’t want to ask these questions because the answer reveals where our hearts are at, what our priorities are and unfortunately they don’t match up very well to what we think about ourselves or tell others. Unfortunately I do not have the answers to these many questions but I am trusting the outcomxe of our lives to God and seeking Him in the decisions of everyday.
"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." James 1:5