Do you feel like your calendar is running your life?
We were challenged yesterday @ church to combat
1. Stay in the Moment:
Luke 10:42 is the story of Jesus coming to visit Mary & Martha...
"Mary has chosen what is better"
Mary was in the moment....are you?
I confess I'm one who is always ready to move onto the next thing. I plan ahead...I worry about what's coming next. I want to make sure everyone is comfortable...have a great time...instead of stopping in the moment & enjoying it. I will say I have grown in this area...I am trying really hard to not let myself get ahead in my thoughts & bathe in the moment God has given me. I am married to a guy who "stays in the moment" and he has taught me a lot about "chilling out".
2. Own Your Choices:
Luke 10:41 You are worried & upset about many things
We make choices that lead to hurried sickness. We make the choice to put our kids in sports...activities...organizations...etc. When you have 3 kids...that can add up real quick!!
We set our own calendars...we are in control, but yet we let it get out of control.
Clear a weekend & just spend it with your family & if that means leaving town..do it!
Once a week Matt & I sit down and go over our calendar & make sure we know what the week ahead looks like & if we need to take some things off that calendar...we do. If we know it's going to be a busy week...we prepare for it.
3. Set Unchanging Priorities:
Luke 10:40 Martha was distracted...her priorities were different than her sisters.
Your calendar reveals your priorities. When you look at what you spend your time doing...it reveals what's important in your life.
Our first priority?
Our relationship with God
When that is first...it sets our calendars & sets our priorities in the right direction.
These are just a few things that Charlie brought out yesterday in his sermon. I appreciate his heart for families and speaking boldly to parents about what their priorities are & keeping us in check. I know it has made us take a look at what our calendar is filled with and what are we teaching our kids is important in our lives.
Take a look at your calendar & make sure you are not suffering from
Hurry Sickness in your family.