Life. Biological clocks. Career pressures. Trying to get ahead. Church business. Hanging out with friends. Grocery shopping. Buying a house. Finding that perfect pair of jeans. Day-dreaming about that one special Grandfather Clock Face Waters building EXPLORE 4-8-08 2828person.  Going to weddings. Planning weddings. Visiting people in hospitals. Getting hurt feelings. Forgiving those who hurt us.  Having children.  Baking birthday cakes.  Potty-training….the dog.  Longing for vacations.  Cramming as many people as possible into Christmas.  Realizing other people can’t make you happy.  Writing terrible, 3:00 a.m. poetry.  Dyeing your hair.  Planting a garden.  Eating half-a-can of cake icing with a spoon.  Getting sick of regimenting life.  Going back to school.  Catching up on your favorite television show.  Worrying about aging parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles/friends.   Crying in the shower so nobody else can hear.  Road trips.  Church conferences.  Youth retreats.  Teaching Sunday school.  Laughing at newspaper comics. 

Sometimes in the busyness of life, we lose focus. I’m grateful for the way God always brings back perspective.

“There’s gonna be a wedding; it’s the reason that I’m living—to marry the Lamb.” ~Tim Reimherr, “More than Ashes”

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4 Responses to purpose

  1. I love the quote that says, “You’re too busy, not to pray.” Basically, there’s no way we’ll make it in life with all our busyness. Great reminder and great truth to be active in carving out solitude time for the Lord.

  2. Joe says:

    I find it amazing how often I turn to worldly pleasures (a favorite TV show, a football game, etc.) to “recharge” or “refocus” when life gets too busy rather than turning to the Word of God. It’s also amazing how those things never truly satisfy. But God is patient…as you say, He always brings back perspective. When we lose focus, thankfully He does not. He is faithful.

    Blessings to you –

  3. Chrystal says:

    You’re not alone there, friend. It’s easier to “veg out” than it is to crucify the flesh. There are seasons when the Holy Spirit seems to be breathing life on something in the Word again, and I’ll find myself wondering why on earth I ever let that go in the first place. “I’m going to get up every morning at 5:00 and pray and take communion and ______.” It feels wonderful when I do it…and yet by day three I’m rolling over and hitting snooze again and have to start all over again. Priorities. Yeesh.

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