Let’s face it, we all have lots of things to do, have all kinds of pressures, some of us are bombarded left, right and centre and find ourselves in more times than we care to imagine – frustrated.
So how can we encourage one another to seek God in the midst of all of this?
Encouragement I believe is the right word because when we look inside ourselves I think we can admit that we are discouraged, if left unattended, we stop our devotional time with God. Encouragement is the tool God has given us to motivate one another, turn ourselves around, pick up our tools and continue the work we had begun in our journey of adventure.
Unfortunately, we find ourselves not there.
It seems that instead of reaching the lost world for Jesus, investing in missions, interceding, giving…we have found our hope and strength and encouragement in the building up of our wealth. Then we have moved on to displaying that wealth in the homes we live and the decor displays our passion for luxury.
What we have failed to see is that the harder we work for ourselves, the less we have because we have ignored our spiritual calling. The exact same principle is true in the reverse. When we put God first, He will provide for our deepest needs. In other place of priority that we put Him in, all our efforts are futile.
Caring for our physical needs while ignoring our relationship with God leads only to ruin because you will find that material possessions do not satisfy.
Our problem lies in confused priorities. Jobs, homes, vacations, and leisure activities may rank higher on our list of importance than God. When is the right time to become unconfused? When is the right time to connect with our relationship with God?