This Crazy Life
If you are like me, it is easy to get lost in the bubble of your crazy, hectic life. There are so many things to do: Work, sporting events, family time and don’t forget the need to eat and sleep! The older you get the faster life seems to go. The days appear shorter and busier. If you’re not busy tending to your own needs, you’re busy tending to the needs of your family and friends. Embodied in our crazy schedules is a fear. A fear of being late. A fear of disappointing others. A fear of missing out on life if your schedule isn’t packed full, from sunrise to sunset.
Pastor and author Kevin DeYoung said, “You will fear something or someone. The Bible says the wisest way to go about your life is to fear God.”
We need to fear God. And when we fear God, we should cling to Him and Him alone. Through all our daily circumstances, it is easy to forget the only thing that matters; the only person that matter: God. Everything and everyone else should come in second.
Colossians 3:1-4 (ESV) states, “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Regardless of what you have going on in your life, Christ is the only thing of true importance. All else should be beneath Him on our list of priorities.
Having a full, busy life can be fun an exciting, don’t get me wrong. But if we are filling our lives with things that don’t glorify God, we are living our lives in vain. God didn’t create man to selfishly run around the world. We were made in His image and for His glory. That means everything that we do and say should be for Him. It is alright to have our own dreams, but regardless of our desires, we need to constantly make ourselves available to God. We can make excuses saying that we are to busy for the Lord’s work, but maybe, just maybe, our priorities are in the wrong things.
Always listen for the Lord’s direction in your life. If we listen to and obey Christ, never can we say that we have wasted life. I will leave you with this quote from John Piper’s book, Don’t Waste Your Life. He said, “Remember, you have one life. That’s all. You were made for God. Don’t waste it.”