Hello again everyone!
I’m back with Refocus this week where we are continuing to look at why we sometimes lose sight of our faith and the things we can do to restore it. Last time I talked about Praying Profusely and how we should pray all the time with humble hearts because it is how we communicate with God.
Today, I would like to talk about something that we don’t really consider a distraction: godly goals.
Isn’t it awesome to be part of your youth group? Isn’t it awesome to have responsibilities at church? Isn’t it awesome to organize events for your youth? Isn’t it awesome to be part of the worship team? or teach the younger kids? or help organize church events? (insert “Everything is Awesome” song)
Aren’t all of these things, and more, good things? Even, godly things?
Sometimes we do all the right things and say all the right things but we let all the “right things” distract us from God. Don’t get me wrong, all these events we may be planning, and people we may be mentoring and things we may be participating in may all be good things, things that glorify God.
In my own life, I am on the Senior Camp Planning Committee, I am also a youth leader/adviser person for FFBCM Youth and I am also helping start a youth group at my Church. In the past week or so, I have been so busy with all these different responsibilities and I could not have felt more far away from God.
Sometimes we place our focus on godly things but our focus is not on God.
I am so busy planning, organizing and about a million other things, and I lost sight of why I was doing all these things and for whom I was doing them.
I want this post to guide you, to push to reflect upon the many things you are a part of and to refocus not on what you are doing, but why you are doing it and for whom you are doing it. Refocus on God and your relationship with him.
Do not give away so many pieces of yourself to all these responsibilities and forget that you are in need of nourishment as well. That you have a personal relationship with God that needs to be cared for.
Even Jesus took time away from his ministry to spend time alone with God and pray.
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
And it’s okay. IT IS OKAY. You are allowed to be overwhelmed and I encourage you to admit it and take time for yourself to refocus on your personal relationship with God.