In this high tech, fast paced world of get it done yesterday I feel we miss out on many things. We miss out on taking it slow, breathing in deep and enjoying our families. I have struggled with this for years, getting caught up in the “rat race” or the need to move at the speed of progress. The desire to earn that extra dollar, and put in the extra few hours of work. I have constantly set unreasonable expectations of myself and those around me and helping me. Have you found yourself in the same boat? Burnt out from the constant bombardment of tech and work and life in general; attached to the little screen in your pocket for work and then you turn to it to relax as well?
How much have I missed? This is the question that plagues me over and over. The better question is What have I missed? Did I miss Jesus at work in my life? When that friend asks me to lunch to just chat about life but I am too busy, did I miss Jesus telling me to slow down? How about when I am sitting at McD’s eating breakfast and working on my sermon and some stranger walks up and says they have a question about the bible but I explain that now is not a good time for me; did I miss Jesus trying to save someone or trying to give me clarity of a verse?
I get lost in the frenzy of life and not because I want to but I let it suck me in. Several people asked me how my “Easter” Sunday was. This is one of the biggest days of the year for me after all. All I could think to say was “it came and went so fast I don’t really know how it was.” We must force ourselves to STOP! Stop and look for Jesus in our lives. He drops in everywhere we are and he is trying to have a relationship with us. A relationship is something that you can’t just put on your schedule and plan it every day. You must be ready always to engage in a relationship.
This article is more rant than information and for that I do apologize but sometimes we just need to rant to hear our own voice. We all need to stop, listen and look for Jesus around us. He is there trying to engage us in a relationship. We get so caught up in what matters to us and what makes us happy. What brings us true happiness is serving God. He wants us to be with Him and be about Him but we lose sight of that. Let’s get back to the basics of just entering relationship with Jesus, serving him and following where he leads. We need to be willing to engage when Jesus drops in.