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What’s Begging You?

On my Mac, the icons “bounce” at the bottom of the screen when something needs attention.  If Cooper is playing a game online, he yells, “Mom, your computer is begging you!” Doesn’t it feel that way?  As if the responsibilities in life are begging us — calendars, email, housework?  It’s this time of year I start to feel “calendar anxiety.”  The start of school is inevitable, and the boxes on my iCal are starting to fill.  I want to crawl in a hole for a few weeks.

How are we to respond to such chaos?  This year, I will aim for submission (not to my calendar) but to the Lordship of Christ and not try to white-knuckle my way through the new-school season.  Why?

1.  We get the world, not Christ, when we merely survive, but not submit, to our situations.

2.  We lose people by trading opportunities of compassion or mercy for a task complete.

3.  There is little margin for meditation, rest and reflection, but all can be provided through the Holy Spirit if we loosen our grip in the midst of chaos.

As we finish our last few weeks of summer, I hope we can all enter the school year with more intentionality of focus on Christ (instead of the responsibilities “begging” us) and be more sensitive to those He has placed in our paths.

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  1. And I always think it’s interesting that when we make Him our priority on our To Do List…all the other important things have a way of getting done. He has a way of changing our perspectives on what is really important!

    July 21, 2011
    • I agree. Everything else falls in line appropriately when He is first. Thanks, Eileen.

      July 21, 2011

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