Do not let things distract you from love. A common theme in my journal so far this year. Do not be so busy.
See you can be doing things or be involved in things that are awesome but can be distracting you from His purpose. You could be so busy that you are hindering yourself from getting His love to a person or place that needs His love.
Busy is not from God. Who would want to keep us so busy that we are distracted?! Not God I can tell you that.
I love to do things. I love to help and serve. However, when I do great and awesome things it take time away from my family, or friendships that need some attention.
Please hear this: We should be servants. We should be helping others. But only when He tells us to do so.
We should also be willing to leave or let go of things whenever He tells us. We should be willing to drop things to spend more time building relationships with people. That could be our family, or kids or a perhaps maybe a person who doesn’t have Jesus in their life.
“What if someone is waiting for you to do what you were called to do to make someone else whole… healthy… healed….?” This was said by a fabulous lady one night when she have her testimony.
It hit me so hard. I instantly thought “how many times in my life had I put things (or people) aside and it had caused someone to not feel His love, not know him or caused them to not be who He had called them to be? ” How many times had it been done to me….I knew that answer all to well….and I knew I couldn’t be that person any longer.
Yet months later I still was that person.
I tend to put things on the back burner.. A LOT. Things I love to do. Things I desire to do. Things I want to do so badly that in my heart I ache for brushing it off. I put aside many things because of many reasons.
One main reason though: I am busy…distracted…keep thinking someday I will have time for that.
I fail to ask Him first and foremost what to lay aside that day and what to do. I fail to die to self. I fail to see that someday may never come.
However; this is the old me. He has been quickly changing my steps. He has shown me how everyone is so busy. He never asked any of us to be this busy!
I want to love others. In order to love others there will be days I am asked to love others in ways that just seem crazy. In order to love others with no agenda and freely I have to be open to go wherever and whenever He takes me. In order to do that I can’t be so busy. So distracted.
So no longer can I put things on the back burner. I have to be intentional and walk with a purpose. I may have to put down some things that I was never suppose to pick up. I don’t want to miss what God has for me or be the cause for another to miss what He has for them.
I have to love when I am told and not when it fits in the schedule or budget.
His love will move us. His love will make our feet go in directions that we would have never thought of.
His love will have us do things that extravagantly. Not cautiously or conditionally.
We should never be too busy to love.
So pray and ask him what He may want you to stop doing, ask Him to reveal some distractions that stand in the way, and ask him to show you a person who needs His love.
Don’t wait. Be brave. Be His love this week! Don’t be distracted anymore.