2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Rom. 12:2 NIV)
10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Eph. 2:10 NIV)
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matt. 11:28-30 NIV)
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt. 6:33-34 NIV)
We are all in a state of transition. We plan. We adjust. We schedule. We adjust. We establish goals. We adjust. We monitor. We adjust.
Life is a bunch of adjustments, and with the challenges of life, we tend to establish new routines. I’ve been challenged as I’ve been thinking heavily about how fast life’s circumstances have adjusted all around us. The challenge has come from slowing down and being steadfast as I focus on the life of Jesus and what was constant for Him in the midst of new days, new ways, and new strategies.
He remained constant in His focus on Home.
He made time for His Father.
He was creative in His interaction with people.
His love was constant and consistent.
He encouraged others constantly and consistently.
He challenged others to set our minds on things above and beyond this world.
Life can be frustrating for us all from time to time, but don’t let it be a joy sucker. As life throws us curve balls, let us ask ourselves the following questions:
Am I reflecting Jesus in my attitudes and actions?
Is this what Jesus would do (knowing what He did each day, no matter the circumstances)?
Would my decision be different if my Heavenly Home was the focus?