As I take everyone on our “home-selling journey” and talk about stepping out of my OWN comfort zone, at the same time, I want to remind EVERYONE to not lose focus on what is right in front of you. Whether it is “comfort” or selfishness (or a multitude of other sins), we often get so self absorbed that we miss what is right in front of us. As I contemplate my current situation, I can’t help to be reminded that Molly went home to be with Jesus TEN years ago this week. It’s HARD to believe! In some respects, it seems like yesterday and in others, it seems like that was a completely different lifetime, but with either perspective, I realize how I took our marriage and family for granted so many times. God only allows so many days together on earth, and our selfish sin lets us become really self-absorbed and neglect what is right in front of us.
Luke 10:41-42 (NIV)
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
So, What… for This Week?
What are YOU taking for granted? What are your priorities? Are they God’s priorities? What are YOU upset and worried about? So many questions that ONLY YOU can answer. PLEASE take the time to answer them today, so you can find peace. Answer them today, so you can better appreciate the gifts that God has given you. Savor the relationships in your life and find a new level of LOVE for God, yourself and those God has placed in your life.