Too much of a good thing can be … bad? Here are some sure signs it’s time to reconsider all the time and energy you’re spending on that REALLY IMPORTANT THING in your life:
1) When it turns your attention away from your relationship with God: “Don’t worry, Heavenly Father – I’ll be right there. I just have to work on this REALLY IMPORTANT THING first.”
2) When it sucks away energy you need for your relationship with your spouse: “Sorry, Honey – no time to chat; I’m off to such-and-such meeting for my REALLY IMPORTANT THING for the second time this week. Be back soon!”
3) When it hijacks your thoughts and renders you “here yet not present” with your kids: “What were you saying, Jack? You got a prize in the math competition today? I’m sorry, Mommy it is a bit distracted with her REALLY IMPORTANT THING lately. We’ll go to Burger Hut later – after I catch up on my to-do list – to celebrate.”
There are, certainly, many truly important things that God wants us to be doing. We just need to prayerfully discern which things are important to Him first.
In Scripture, it tells us that where our hearts are, so will our treasure be. I want my treasure to be in Heaven! Because, even though there are so many REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS to do here on Earth and so little time to get them all done, I want to serve my Heavenly Father in Spirit AND in Truth … in word AND in deed.
Which REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS in your life is God asking you to cut back on, detach from, give up this Lenten season so you may draw closer to Him?
As for me, I need to close this really important blog so I can go change a REALLY stinky diaper.