How many times in your life have you felt like little progress was made when you tried to achieve something? How often do you consciously try to live your life in line with what you know from God’s word?
It’s easy to get wrapped up trying to achieve a certain status, accomplish certain achievements and finish certain projects but if you aren’t doing what God would have you do, you’re going to look back and wonder what you spent so much time on and have little to show for the time you lost.
As a Christian, it’s important to consider our ways and how we live. If we actively do this, we will begin to hear God give us direction and be able to allow him to guide us in the decisions we make. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and stay focused on living your life as the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.
Do you consider how you live and how you interact with strangers, or people who may not know Jesus Christ? Do you ever stop and think that maybe some of the situations you encounter each day, might have a deeper purpose behind them?
When you decide to allow yourself to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit you will begin to see a difference. You will start seeing changes in your life and the decisions you make.
Every night I read a short devotional to my boys from the “NIV Adventure Bible – Book of Devotions” and last night the Scripture we focused on was from Matthew 6:19-20. It says “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourself treasures in Heaven.” The devotional explained how Godly character is a Heavenly treasure and will last forever, and the only things that truly matter are the things that you can carry with you to Heaven.
Consider these questions each day when you’re caught up in the business and rush of your day. What are you harvesting? What is the value of what you are doing? How is what you are doing going to bring glory and honor to God?