I loved all the personal emails yesterday. Obviously the struggle with “more” hit a nerve. Most of you were asking, how do you balance it all? Well, as a sojourner in this life with you – I’m still struggling and trying to figure that out. To get caught up on what we are referring to read THE BATTLE OF TWO PURPOSES and ECONOMY OF MORE PURPOSE.
Have you set some pretty high goals for yourself this 2012 year?
Have you put a plan in motion and ran with it these first 20 days of January?
Are you questioning what you are doing?
Are you wondering how God can fit into this new purpose of yours?
Right now, it may seem like a foggy, blurry picture. It feels like nothing is getting clear and you can’t figure out how to make it all work. Maybe you long for a vivid picture, a clear path and direction? Well, the good news is clarity will come as you seek to have and do it all, while you keep God as the thrill of your life. Is it easy, NO! But can it can be done? YES!
Psalm 1 of The Message starts off by saying in a nutshell (that means Alene’s paraphrase), “How well God likes you — because you don’t do this, and you don’t do that.” We can all list those things we don’t do, right? We list them easily, because we are proud we have conquered them. But then the scripture says,
What I felt God whispering to me was, “I have given you your strengths, desires, and purposes. I want you to live them out and learn to bring me the excellence of those gifts. I am so proud of you when you don’t get hung up on your goals, but yet still make time to THRILL TO ME AND MY WORD.”
Even in the midst of running after our “more” — goals, dreams, success, excellence — if we don’t remember to thrill to God’s word daily then we’ve missed our true purpose. And whatever our heart “thrills” to most of the time, becomes our God.
Are the goals to be more and reach more bad? NO, when we remember to keep God our ultimate number one thought and thrill! The more we thrill to His word the more vivid the path becomes.
What are you thrilling to this year?
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